In the era of the Clyde steamers in the 19th century, before the invention of the internal combustion engine, people used piers the way we use bus stops.  Piers would spring up all over the Clyde & the Clyde sea lochs, often in competition with each other, and sometimes even two in the same village.

On this trip you will visit four of the remaining piers – Helensburgh, Craigendoran, Kilcreggan and Blairmore – and learn a bit more about this amazing period in our history, which started when Henry Bell of Helensburgh invented the Comet.