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Ardrossan Harbour upgrade project

We are working alongside partners Transport Scotland, Calmac, CMAL and Peel Ports on a major project to redevelop Ardrossan Harbour.

The Ardrossan Harbour taskforce is working to secure a preferred design option, in order to improve facilities, operations and the resilience of the Ardrossan-Brodick ferry service.

Our vision involves creating 21st century transport hubs for Ardrossan and Brodick. Through improved services, the hubs will offer real value to:

  • users
  • communities
  • businesses

The connectivity and quality of the local environment will support the needs of local communities by providing an:

  • efficient
  • reliable
  • comfortable

experience for all ferry users.

We believe that the improvement works at Ardrossan Harbour will act as a catalyst for the wider regeneration of the Ardrossan area. A summary of the proposals for Ardrossan Harbour are provided in the project overview (PDF, 1.34mb) (last updated March 2020). The project plan (Word, 53kb) details the timeline for the project and key milestones.

To find out more about the project, why not read our Frequently Asked Questions (Word, 21kb)(last updated March 2020).

Project team

The project is being developed with the partners using external consultancy support. View details of the project team (Word, 15kb) and the scope of their work.

Initial engagement

The Initial Engagement & Communities update plan (PDF, 6.50mb) was presented to interested parties for feedback during two engagement session in October 2018. The outcome of the sessions is summarised in our consultation document (PDF, 3.83mb).

Current position

Due to the current restrictions, the public events are planned have had to be postponed. Alternative solutions are currently being investigated to provide an update on a range of topics including the landside design and the opportunity to inform its development.

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Harbour Revision Order

Ardrossan Harbour Company Limited, as the statutory harbour authority for Ardrossan Harbour, has applied to the Scottish Ministers for a harbour revision order under section 14 of the Harbours Act 1964. The Order would repeal sections of historic legislation and confer the power to grant leases on the Company.

There are no proposed works or land for compulsory acquisition and there are no proposals to extinguish or divert any public right of way over a footpath or bridleway

Further details are provided in the:


If you have any questions about the Ardrossan Harbour project, please email ardrossanharbourproject@north-ayrshire.gov.uk.