News in brief: Ferry timetable may change, Victorian fund-raiser, flooding problems fixed

Ferry timetables may be adjusted because of work at Gourock pier, community councillors heard this week.

The Kilcreggan ferry’s new berth will be further away from the railway station than currently, chairman Nick Davies told Cove and Kilcreggan Community Council.

“It is going to be a bit of a walk from the new berth to the railway station, which is disappointing,” he said.

“I guess the only advantage to this community is that we are going to have a new berth which is in better nick than the old one.”

Robert Macintyre, Argyll and Bute’s representative on Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT), said he had spoken to the authority’s bus services manager Alex Scott, who said there may be adjustments to the ferry timetable.

A Victorian Afternoon Tea is being held at Cove Sailing Club this Saturday (February 21) at 2.30pm.

Cove and Kilcreggan RNLI will be raising funds with treats including sandwiches, meringues and pancakes as well as cakes and biscuits.

Stephen Adam will provide a musical accompaniment and there will be a sale of snowdrops and a raffle.

Tickets are £6, available on the door or from the committee.

Rhu and Shandon Community Council heard last week that long-running flood problems has finally been fixed, while Argyll and Bute Council staff will soon cut down large trees which are damaging the seawall on the A814 through Shandon.