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View from SW showing SW front of pier

SC 796108

Description View from SW showing SW front of pier

Date 11/1982

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 796108

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Pier, Tighnabruaich, Argyll & Bute This view from the south-south-west, taken in November 1982 shows the 1884-5 pier, with a later tea-room and waiting rooms on the landward end. This is a typical Clyde coast steamer pier, with timber piles supporting a wooden deck. Tighnabruaich is one of two Clyde piers of the type which is still in use. The other is at Kilcreggan. The paddle-steamer 'Waverley' calls there in summer on her Kyles of Bute excursions, the last relic of a once very extensive excursion trade. Tighnabruaich is a small settlement on the Kyles of Bute, which developed as a settlement of 'marine villas' for the wealthy of the upper Clyde, who settled their families there for the summer, while they commuted by steamer. The first pier at Tighnabruaich opened in about 1857. A new pier was built in 1884-5. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference CT118


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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