After my trip to Rothesay, I then headed by train to Gourock and then a short ferry ride to Dunoon. Sadly, the weather had turned rather dreich by the time I arrived. The pier itself is no longer open to the public and the ferry docks a few hundred yards away at a new linkspan.
I found some tasty cake at the pier café kiosk which was open but not doing much business, before returning to Gourock on the ferry and thence back to Glasgow.
I was visiting Glasgow on business for a couple of days and realised that Rothesay and Dunoon Piers were both easily reached by a half-day Rail & Sail journey from the city. So I planned an extra day in Scotland and headed out to Rothesay on the Isle of Bute as my first Scottish pier.
The weather was a bit variable, but I could not fault the delicious Apple Pie which I enjoyed in a little café facing the pier.