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South Pier (Gigha)
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South Pier (Gigha)

Latitude: 55° 38'N
Longitude: 05° 44'W
Country: Scotland

Ownership: Argyll and Bute Council
Type: Municipal
Usage: Fishing
Contact name: Martin Gorringe, Area Roads & Amenity Manager
Address: Kilmory, Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8RT
Telephone no: 01546 604656
E-mail: martin.gorringe@argyll-bute.gov.uk

About South Pier (Gigha)

The MacBrayne's steamers used to stop here on their way to Islay before the Ro/Ro ferries. The pier is now used by local fishing vessels. Seafood – including lobsters, clams and prawns – is brought in by the boats that tie up on South Pier.

The Balmoral made her first call at Gigha’s South Pier on Saturday 30 April 1994 when cruising around Jura from Oban and two further calls were made at the island by the Balmoral on Friday 28 April and Tuesday 2 May 2000.

The pier is also used as a lay-by berth for the Calmac vehicle ferry that makes the frequent crossings between Tayinloan and the island's ferry terminal.

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