THE IRISH berth at Ardrossan Harbour was finally back in action last week after a long closure due to ‘improvement works’.

In November we reported how Arran natives and tourists visiting the island had faced delays and cancellations due to a variety of issues, including the ongoing closure of the secondary berth at Ardrossan Harbour, known as the Irish berth.

But Peel Ports this week confirmed that it was back in action with the two ferries currently running between Ardrossan and Arran.

A spokesperson for Peel told the Herald: “ We can confirm that the Irish berth at Ardrossan has been fully operational since late December 2018. The programme of works includes works to the linkspan and some of the operational equipment.

“Peel Ports continues to work with Scottish Government, Transport Scotland and North Ayrshire Council in the development of a masterplan for Ardrossan Harbour to accommodate the new Glen Sannox ferry. Consultants have been commissioned by Peel Ports to identify the optimum location within the Harbour area to accommodate the principle Arran service and it is anticipated that their recommendations will be confirmed in the Spring 2019.”