LETTER TO THE EDITOR
A Pier at Craignure, Mull
The British Linen Bank Buildings
Oban, September 28 1936
Sir , —In the concluding paragraph of his letter under the above heading in your issue of 24th inst ., Lord Esme Gordon-Lennox states : —” When I take my departure next week , I have to motor 25 miles to Tobermory before I can find facilities for putting my car on a boat for the mainland .” This statement is bound to create the impression that Tobermory has the only pier on the Sound of Mull where motor cars can be embarked on steamers plying between the Island of Mull and the mainland. We have to point out that facilities for embarking cars are, and have been for many years, afforded at Salen Pier, which is situated ten miles east of Tobermory and the journey from which to Oban occupies an hour less than that from Tobermory.
The mail steamer from Tobermory calls at Salen Pier on its journey both to and from Oban ; and when we mention that in the week ending 1st August thirteen cars were landed at this pier from the mail steamer , while seven were put on board , it will be seen that the owners of Salen Pier and their staff are not only willing but able to afford facilities for embarking cars on steamers for the mainland , and so save tourists an additional journey of ten miles by road to Tobermory . —We are &c .
- M. MacKinnon & Co., Secretaries, The Salen ( Mull ) Pier Co . ( Ltd . )