We knew that opening a new mobility shop in Glasgow would allow us to serve many new customers, but our delivery driver was not expecting to have to take to the seas to deliver a Relaxor 4 riser recliner this week!
All Aboard The Sound of Scarba!
This week Tam Roman, our Glasgow delivery Driver, was a bit surprised when his sat nav told him the shortest route to the next customer, who lives in Sandbank on the Cowal peninsula, involved a trip on a ferry across the Clyde. So he headed over to McInroy’s Point at Gourock to take The Sound of Scarba over to Hunters Quay in Dunoon. He was pleased to report that the Firth of Clyde was calm and he had a pleasant journey, with some fantastic scenery. Dunoon sits at the mouth of Holy Loch, which boasts some of the finest scenery in all of Scotland.
The Sound of Scarba is a car and passenger ferry run by Western Ferries, who have been carrying people across the Firth of Clyde since 1973. Because Dunoon is effectively cut off by the aptly named Loch Long, and smaller Loch Eck, a journey from Glasgow to Dunoon by road takes over two hours. Not only is the ferry a quicker way across the Clyde, it is better for the environment too. The ferry takes around 20 minutes, and runs every 15 minutes at peak times. It provides easy access for wheelchair users.
Usually passengers stay in their vehicles on the crossing, but on a bright and sunny day it provides excellent views along the Firth of Clyde and Holy Loch.
Tam reported that Relaxor 4 was soon safely delivered and installed for our customer in Sandbank. We look forward to seeing where our intrepid delivery driver heads to next!