Rothesay Pier, Isle of Bute

Rothesay Pier, Isle of Bute, Scotland, May 2013

Spans:Firth of Clyde
Design:Harbour Trustees / Mr George Halliday (contractor)
Construction:Stone breastwork and timber
Opened:1869
Original length:245m
Present length:90m
Fire:90m
Restoration:1962

Rothesay is a classic seaside town on the Isle of Bute, in the Firth of Clyde, separated from the Scottish mainland by a narrow channel called the Kyles of Bute.  The town’s heyday was in the Victorian era when its wooden pier was busy with ferries bringing tourists from Glasgow. Rothesay pier was the main focus of steamer traffic, and boasted a handsome Scottish Baronial terminal building which burned down in 1962.

Mountstuart Rd
Rothesay
Isle of Bute
PA20 9LD

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Rothesay Pier
KEY: white circle = pier & black square = venue