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Gott Bay (Tiree)
Latitude: 56º 30'N
Longitude: 06º 48'W
Ownership: Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMal)
Usage: Ferry Terminal
About Gott Bay (Tiree)Tiree is served by drive-on/drive-off car ferries operated by Caledonian MacBrayne from 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 before returning to Tiree some six hours later. This allows the Isle of Tiree to be visited on a 'day trip' with enough time for an island tour.
The original Tiree ferries operated into the old harbour in Scarinish. The ferry used to heave to off-shore and passengers were transferred by rowing boat to the harbour. In 1962 a new pier was opened at nearby Gott Bay. Initially cars were loaded and unloaded by crane. By the 1970s this was replaced by roll-on-off car ferries and a linkspan on the pier which allowed vehicles to drive on or off at different levels of tide.
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