Ferry timetable amendments to accommodate Tayinloan slipway works

Published Date: 

19 Jan 2012 - 15:53

A revised timetable for ferry sailings between Tayinloan and Gigha during February and March has been agreed, in consultation with the island’s residents.

The new timetable will be in operation on all Mondays, Wednesday, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays between Monday February 6 and Friday March 29 2012 inclusive, when the winter timetable ends.

However, it will not be in operation on the following dates to accommodate increased ferry traffic expected as a result of the celebrations planned around the 10th anniversary of the buyout of the island:

  • Wednesday 14 March
  • Thursday 15 March
  • Friday 16 March

 

Argyll and Bute’s spokesperson for rural and island affairs, housing and Gaelic, Councillor Robin Currie, said the amendments were just the latest decision to be made in partnership with the community.

“We have done everything we can to minimise the inconvenience to those who rely on this ferry, and that has been done through trying to ensure that they are involved as much as possible in the alternative arrangements,” he said.

“I am grateful to the community for their ongoing co-operation during these works. The reward at the end of it will be the smoother operation of what is a lifeline ferry service for the people of Gigha.”

The revised timetable, which is advertised both on the ferry itself and at the terminals, is:

 

Arrive Gigha

Depart Gigha

Arrive Tayinloan

Depart Tayinloan

-

0735 hrs

0755 hrs

0800 hrs

0850 hrs

0830 hrs

0850 hrs

0900 hrs

0920 hrs

0930 hrs

0950 hrs

1000 hrs

1020 hrs

1030 hrs

1050 hrs

1100 hrs

1120 hrs

1130 hrs

1150 hrs

1200 hrs

1220 hrs

1230 hrs - no sailing

-

1400 hrs - no sailing

-

1430 hrs - no sailing

-

1500 hrs - no sailing

-

1530 hrs

1550 hrs

1635 hrs

1655 hrs

1705 hrs

1725 hrs

1735 hrs

 

A weekend closure has already been agreed for 28 and 29 January 2012 where a service to Kennacraig will operate. However, if the weather prevents sheet piling works from being undertaken, the closure will take place the following weekend, 4 and 5 January 2012.