Dunoon & Rothesay Tour

06 Jun 2015

Participants  are  advised to  take the 10:06  train from  Glasgow  Central  to  Gourock  Pier,  thereby  giving  sufficient  time  to  buy tickets  for  the  11:20 Argyll Ferries sailing to Dunoon, where we shall be met by a West Coast Motors vehicle for a visit to their local depot and Toward  Point,  thereafter  heading  to  Colintraive  for  the  connecting  ferry  to Rhubodach on the Isle of Bute. We hope to visit West Coast Motors’ Rothesay depot on the way to the town for a break before a tour to Mount Stuart, returning to Rothesay to connect with the ferry to Wemyss Bay, aiming for the 18:56 train to Glasgow with an estimated time of arrival there of 19:44. 

As  an  alternative  to  the  train,  McGill’s  Service  901,  departing  Glasgow  Buchanan  Bus  Station  at 09:50 is scheduled to reach Gourock Pierhead at 11:05. However, their last service (on the 906) from Wemyss Bay departs at 18:35, arriving at 20:00 in Glasgow, which we would miss. 

The full adult fares involved are: 

         ScotRail                    £6.80 + £7.10 for 2 singles or £7.50 + £3.60 for the cheaper option of a return to Gourock Pier + a single from Wemyss Bay to Port Glasgow   

          Argyll Ferries             £4.50 

          Calmac Ferries          £1.65 + £5.15 = £6.80 

          West Coast Motors    not exceeding £20