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Read all the latest Ardrossan Harbour Project News and Updates.

We are working alongside partners Transport Scotland, Calmac, CMAL and Peel Ports Group 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.

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. The project plan details the timeline for the project and key milestones.

To find out more about the project, why not read our Frequently Asked Questions by clicking the button below.

Project team
The project is being developed with the partners using external consultancy support. View details of the project team and the scope of their work.

Initial engagement
The Initial Engagement & Communities update plan was presented to interested parties for feedback during 2 engagement sessions in October 2018. The outcome of the sessions is summarised in our consultation document.


An update has been prepared by the Task Force members to providing updates on a range of elements of the overall project. A formal consultation process on the landside design will follow when negotiations, in relation to funding for the project, are complete.

The outline programme for the overall Harbour project is as follows post agreement of funding package:

The Activity & Duration Process
Public Consultation Process – 3 months
Certificate of Lawful Use of Development (CLUD) application – 2 months
Tender Process – 7 months
Ministerial approval of Final Business Case – 2 months
Contract Award – 1 month
Contractor Lead In and Mobilisation – 2 weeks
Construction – 21 months

The complete Information Update (PDF, 463kb) provides the full update from all partners. The update is also available in the individual sections as follows. Hard copies of the document are available on request and via the click and collect service from Ardrossan and Brodick Libraries. This includes:

  • Background information on the project including the project background, project overview, project partners and roles
  • Options Assessment information from Transport Scotland including:
  • Early Options Assessment and Proof of Concept
  • Advance Works update from Transport Scotland
  • Marine Works update from Peel Ports Group
  • Landside Works update from North Ayrshire Council
  • Passenger Access System update from Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited
  • Liquefied Natural Gas Works update from Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited
  • Project Programme from Peel Ports Group
  • Service Continuity and Timetabling from Calmac Ferries Limited
  • MV Glen Sannox from Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited

An email address has been provided, in each section, for the relevant organisation to request information, ask a question, or to leave feedback.

Please watch this page for information on the consultation or register your interest at: ardrossanharbourproject@north-ayrshire.gov.uk


We are keen to hear everyone’s views to help inform the development of the design for the landside works. We are developing an accessible and inclusive consultation process to support this. This will provide a range of ways to access the consultation information, take part in the process and provide feedback. The methods used for this will be informed by the guidance on Covid-19 restrictions at the time. The consultation will:

enable interested parties to contribute to the development of the landside works designs
ensure that the facilities are fit for purpose

The timescales for consultation will be confirmed when the negotiations in relation to funding for the project are complete. To register your interest in the consultation process at this stage please email your preferred method of contact and contact details to: ardrossanharbourproject@north-ayrshire.gov.uk


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 Harbour Revision Order (PDF, 14kb)


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