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Old 06 May 2011, 08:53   #1
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Lamlash Pier/

Afternoon all,
I am thinking about taking the new RIB over to Lamlash Bay (Arran) sometime soon to get a bit of a feel for it and generally have a nice day out

Does anyone know if it's possible to tie up to the pier at Lamlash Bay at all and if so, if there are fees etc. that need paid or tidal restictions on access?

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HI Zan my recolection is that they have refurbished the pier at Lamlash and you can tie-up. Nice pub just up from the pier for lunch and a pint!!
Why dont you PM or email 'The Grocer' on here as he stays on Arran and will give you the best picture.
Hope you have a nice time.
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Old 06 May 2011, 17:37   #3
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oooh that sounds well nice - pub for a pint and a day on the water!

I've seen photos of folk tying up to the pier, but I've no idea when they were taken. I shall investigate further!
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Hi, Lamlash pier is OK for tying on to - but try to get here at least 2 hours after low water or bring a bucket and spade to pass the time

When you do make it over let us know - we're either at the landward end of the pier or else out on the water somewhere

Refreshments: Old Pier Cafe, Pier Head Tavern, Made in Arran, Drift Inn, Glenisle Hotel, Lamlash Bay Hotel - all are acceptable and suit a variety of pockets...
...sometimes even mine

There is a fairway through the moorings to the end of the pier, marked by pale green buoys with "fairway marker" painted on them (although you may find that the Holy Isle ferry is parked across it - don't ask ); tie up to the south side if room or across the end if calm - don't leave the boat at the steps on the north side as this guaranteed to upset a local (even if they don't want to use the steps...)

Pick a nice day - the north entrance to Lamlash Bay is fun in anything easterly; the south likewise in a south-easterly, especially on the ebb tide

Holy Isle is well worth a visit - tie up to their jetty at the north of the island but use whichever side is to leeward so the ferry can crash into the other side - there's a tearoom and some nice walks.

Oh - and don't fish in our No-Take Zone C.O.A.S.T - Community of Arran Seabed Trust

If you want to ask anything else, get in touch - we like to see visitors on Arran (especially those in real boats )
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Pick a nice day - the north entrance to Lamlash Bay is fun in anything easterly; the south likewise in a south-easterly, especially on the ebb tide
As we discovered last weekend with the Scouts!
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As we discovered last weekend with the Scouts!
Ah, yes - this time the bob in "bob-a-job" (*) had a more nautical flavour. Floating all round the bay, they were. Laser dinghies, safety boats and strange floating spheres - looked like the aftermath of a minor tsunami. Still, everyone seemed to have fun, which appeared to be the general idea

(* I speak as one who can remember a time when a bob a job was a considerable reward - never mind what the monetary amount actually was!)
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That's great info thanks very much I'll print it all out and bring it with us when we come over.

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Still, everyone seemed to have fun, which appeared to be the general idea
Everyone seemed to love it. We had up to 130 kids a time in the water across the bay. The weather seemed to help it - sun for shore based and the wind for those out with us wave riding.

I was the tall one in shorts and wellies you were chatting to by the way.

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(* I speak as one who can remember a time when a bob a job was a considerable reward - never mind what the monetary amount actually was!)
Bet your day rate is a little higher now!
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I was the tall one in shorts and wellies you were chatting to by the way.
Sshh! Mrs. Grocer thinks I was promoting the business!

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Bet your day rate is a little higher now!
Doesn't seem like it - the expenses seem to rise faster than the income.

But never mind - at least I'm not selling cornflakes any more!
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Sshh! Mrs. Grocer thinks I was promoting the business!
I just wanted a shot of the boat! hehe
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