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Welcome to
Rothesay Marina
Rothesay Harbour Pontoons are managed by Bute Berthing Company Ltd. who wish you a most enjoyable stay. We have pontoon berths in the Inner & Outer Harbours.

Inner Harbour pontoon berths are accessed via the lifting bridge on the quay which is the main access route for ferry pedestrians.

Access to the Inner Harbour is via the lifting bridge which will be raised upon request to the Harbour Master subject to the operating schedule of Calmac Ferries & other larger vessels using the pier.

Please contact the Harbour Master's Office on VHF Channel 12 or by telephone on 01700 503842 to book your entry or exit time. The bridge remains lowered during  ferry arrival times for foot passengers.

Traffic lights at the Harbour entrance must be obeyed when entering or leaving the Harbour

Toilets & showers are operated by Bute Victoriana Ltd accessible 24/7 by key code, available from the Berthing Master. Showers and disabled toilets are situated within the Victorian Toilets on Rothesay Pier.

Please do not use sea toilets within the harbours

Rubbish bins are located on the Middle Pier. Bottled Gas from Bute Tools in Montague Street & Mill Street Garden Centre, Mill Street, Rothesay.

Regular bus services operate from Guildford Square opposite the Marina and restaurants & pubs are located within easy walking distance of the Marina.  Cash points at TSB & Bank of Scotland in Montague Street, Clydesdale Bank in the High Street  & Royal Bank of Scotland on Victoria Street.


As you approach the harbour, please contact Rothesay Harbourmaster on VHF Channel 12 to request the bridge to be opened if you require access to the inner harbour. A small area of shallower water alongside the main pier of the inner harbour will be clearly marked.

Contact the Berthing Master on VHF Ch 37, Marina Ch1, Ch 16 or on Mobile: 07799 724225


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Notices To Mariners
IMPORTANT

Rothesay Harbour
Notice to Mariners 01 /21
Dredging Works
Mariners are advised that dredging and new pontoon works are planned from Monday 15th February until around the end of March 2021 in the Outer Harbour.
Dredging will be conducted by MV Shearwater and Barge.
Rothesay Harbour can be contacted on VHF channel 12.
Steven Neilson, Harbour Master, Rothesay Harbour
(t) 01700 503842
Valid from 15th February 2021
Issued 12th February 2021

NOTICE TO MARINERS  -  NTM 01 - 15/01/21

OUTER HARBOUR CLOSURE
Notice of commencement of Outer Harbour Works

  • The pontoons in the outer harbour are scheduled for replacement with a piled installation.
  • There will be dredging & piling works to improve depths and some disruption to access to the Inner Harbour.
  • Commencement date is 15 February 2021 and works are estimated to last approximately 13 weeks, depending on weather.
  • Contractors will be on site from 15 February with offices and work cabins set up on the Albert Pier.
  • The Outer Harbour will be closed during the work period with limited access to the Inner Harbour, especially during dredging & piling works.
  • If you need access or egress from the Inner Harbour, please contact the Harbour Master in advance to make arrangements.
  • Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience, whilst these essential works are in progress to provided enhanced facilities for visiting mariners.




Rothesay Marina is operated by Bute Berthing Company Ltd., a non-profit company, on behalf of Argyll & Bute Council.
All directors are volunteers and receive no renumeration.
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