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Save Dunoon's Victorian Pier

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Dunoon has one of the last standing Victorian piers. As the Register for Scotland Buildings at Risk puts it, “Dunoon Pier is the best surviving example of a timber ferry/steamer pier in Scotland. Now extremely rare..” Unfortunately, the pier is not being maintained at the standard it deserves. Dunoon pier is not only significant historically, but is one of the most memorable attractions on the Clyde, having served as the point of entry to Dunoon, which itself is the Gateway to the Highlands, for over a century and a half,. It would be tragic if effort is not put forth into revitalizing this Scottish treasure. Argyll and Bute Council owns this landmark, but has it closed instead of bringing it back to a semblance of its former glory, where sight-seers could stroll its length, berth the Waverly, and enjoy the fantastic architecture of Victorian Scotland. With this petition, we intend to raise the awareness of the public (far and wide; there’s many former US sailors who fondly remember this point of entry) and to bring the attention of Argyll and Bute Council to the eagerness and determination of the pier’s supporters to champion the pier, the town, and the community through the most memorable feature of Dunoon.

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