Western Ferries (Clyde) is a private company which operates a fleet of second-hand double-ended ferries between McInroy's Point (Gourock) and Hunter's Quay (north of Dunoon) in competition with the Caledonian MacBrayne service.
(All photographs are © Iain Murray 1999 - click on the small pictures to see a larger picture)
Sound of Scalpay is Western Ferries largest vessel, and though acquired in 1995 dates from 1961 when she was built for service in Amsterdam. A near sister Sound of Sanda recently joined the fleet also.
Sound of Sanda is a near sister to Sound of Scalpay, and entered service with Western Ferries in 1996.
Sound of Sleat is also a former Dutch ferry, and has now been with Western Ferries since 1988. Her side ramps are not used.
Contact Western Ferries (Clyde) at:
Western Ferries (Clyde) Ltd., Hunter's Quay, Dunoon, U.K.
Phone: +44 / 0 01369 704452
e-mail: none as yet!
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