Western Ferries ploughs £2.5m into Gourock terminal

Western Ferries said the project would 'future-proof' its services at Gourock. Picture: Contributed
Western Ferries said the project would 'future-proof' its services at Gourock. Picture: Contributed
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The operator of commercial vehicle and passenger ferry services between Gourock and Dunoon is to invest a further £2.5 million in upgrading its terminal at McInroy’s Point, Gourock.

Western Ferries (Clyde) said the project – due for completion in late autumn – will see the replacement of the older berthing structure at McInroy’s Point and a new 30-metre linkspan bridge.

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The contract for the works has been secured by Barrhead-based civil engineer George Leslie, while Arch Henderson has been appointed as consultant engineer to oversee delivery. Both firms delivered upgrade work to Western Ferries’ terminals a decade ago.

Once completed, the upgraded berthing facilities at McInroy’s Point will be better able to accommodate tidal variations and changeable weather.

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Gordon Ross, managing director of Western Ferries (Clyde), said: “This £2.5m investment is a clear statement of our confidence in the company and in our employees. It also represents the next step in future-proofing our business and service provision.”

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