Temporary closure of Arran Berth announced by Peel Ports
Peel Ports has announced that it will be temporarily closing the Arran berth in Ardrossan Harbour next month for essential work.
The main berth will be unavailable for up to two weeks from 17 March. Passengers travelling to and from Arran during that time are being made aware of contingency plans.
Services will operate from the Irish Berth at the Ardrossan harbour during these essential maintenance works. In the event this berth is unsuitable due to weather, services may be diverted to Gourock as an alternative mainland port.
Troon is currently undergoing upgrade works and therefore full passenger facilities will not be available during the Arran Berth closure.
Robert Morrison, Operations Director, said: "We will do everything we can to maintain a regular service for people travelling to and from Arran during this essential work. If services need to use an alternative port to Ardrossan during this period, we will let passengers know as soon as possible through our regular service updates on our website and social media channels."
Mark Sinnamon, Clydeport's Head of Engineering, said: "We are investing a substantial amount in this maintenance and it's vital we do that to make sure that the linkspan is fit for the summer. If we didn't carry out the work during the off-season, the risk is that the ferry could be disrupted for months at the worst possible time for local businesses. We will work closely with CalMac to ensure ferry resilience during this time."
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