Ardrishaig Harbour is located at the head of Loch Fyne on the west coast by the Crinan Canal. It is a key asset for Scotland’s timber trade with exports averaging 100,000 tonnes per annum.

The harbour is available for berthing 24/7, subject to charges.

Loading/Unloading of cargo to or from the ship or stacking area is permitted between 07:00 and 21:00


Pre-booking is essential, the minimum requirement normally being 1 month in advance from the harbour office. Exceptions will be made for regular visitors.


The harbour and berth are protected from the south by a concrete breakwater which extends beyond the berth line. Navigation poses little difficulty with the only hazard being a small tidal rock outcrop to the east of the channel. Whilst alongside the draught is limited at low water, between mid and high tide sufficient water is available for craft up to a maximum of 95 metres in length with associated laden draught. The berth is designated as NAABSA and inspected annually. The bottom is soft sand so “bottoming” during low water should present no difficulty.


The main berth has been refurbished and now benefits from steel piles throughout the length of the berth with sufficient heavy duty mooring bollards to accommodate most craft requirements.


The normal methods employed are either self-loading by on ship hydraulic grab or by shore based mobile grab loading from stockpiles or directly from delivery vehicles.

Docking/Undocking Charge of £3/m, minimum charge £120 (Waived if docking is carried out during canal operating hours)

Cargo charges vary depending on the services required. Please contact the Harbour Office for further information. 

Examples below

Timber - £1.75/t

Salt - £1.69/t

Harbour Master: Mark Robertson

Deputy Harbour Master: Helen Cunningham 

Tel: 01546 603 210


Ardrishaig harbour is located at the head of Loch Fyne on the west coast by the Crinan Canal. It is a key asset for Scotland’s timber trade with exports averaging 100,000 tonnes per annum.

Location:  Latitude 56° 00’N / Longitude 05° 26’W