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Tiree Photographs > Other Collections > Gott Pier & Ferry Terminal

Isle of Tiree, Ferry Terminal

Clansman, Tiree - Click to enlarge!
'MV Clansman' August 2004

Gott Pier - Click to enlarge!
August 2004

  
Nearby Places:
Scarinish
& Gott Bay

Loading the Clansman - Click to enlarge!
August 2004

Gott Ferry Terminal - Click to enlarge!
August 2004

An Turas - Click to enlarge!
An Turas - January 2005

An Turas - Click to enlarge!
An Turas - January 2005

MV Clansman - Click to enlarge!
'MV Clansman' January 2005

The link span Tiree - Click to enlarge!
The link span - January 2005

Lord of the Isles - Click to enlarge!
'MV Lord of the Isles' August 2005

Tiree is served by drive on/off car ferries operated by Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac, as the company is usually known) from mainland Scotland at Oban via the Isle of Coll. This sails daily from Easter until October but only three or four times a week in winter. In summer months the Thursday ferry proceeds to Barra in the Outer Hebrides / Western Isles before returning to Tiree some 6 hours later. This allows the Isle of Tiree to be visited on a 'day trip' with enough time for an island tour, a healthy walk or cycle plus a nice lunch of local Tiree fayre!

The original Tiree ferries operated into the old harbour in Scarinish but in 1962 the new purpose built pier pictured here was opened at Gott Bay. However initially cars were still loaded and unloaded by crane! By the 1970s this had been replaced by roll-on-off car ferries and a linkspan on the pier which allows vehicles to drive on or off at different levels of tide.

An Turas ('The Jouney') is a Scottish Arts Council funded project located next to Gott Pier and winner of the RIAS Award for Architecture, Best Building in Scotland 2003. While intended to act as a shelter when waiting for the ferry, An Turas has symbolism at the heart of its interesting design. There are three parts: white walls which are open to the sky but shelter the visitor from the wind, a wooden bridge which is enclosed above but open to the rock and sand below and finally a glass box overlooking Gott Bay.

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