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filming

Posted: Tue May 23, 2017 12:20 pm
by Little Five
I am looking for a traditional old world style harbour with stone quay/jetty in the Clyde estuary for use in a TV commercial.
It needs to have enough depth at low water springs to take a 2 metre draught, and the jetty needs to be in reasonable working condition.
Anyone any ideas>
Thanks
Jerry

Re: filming

Posted: Wed May 24, 2017 9:28 am
by mm5aho
There's slim pickings to suit your criteria.
Not many stone jetties.
Not many with that depth
Not many "harbours".

But nearest I can think to even consider are...
Bowling: not really a "harbour", depth might be problematic, and maybe too small?
Helensburgh: It has some stone, but not a harbour.
Strone Point: Stone, not a harbour.
Dunoon: Stone I think, partly, active ferry terminal, not a "harbour".
Rue End Street Greenock, near (west of) James Watt Dock, East India Harbour. This might be best of the lot. Typically has a tug or two sitting waiting a commission, water enough, stone piers, scenic, looks old world enough.

Re: filming

Posted: Wed May 24, 2017 10:05 am
by marisca
Carradale?

Re: filming

Posted: Wed May 24, 2017 10:59 am
by mm5aho
Isn't Carradale sheetpiling? Otherwise very scenic and old world looking.

Re: filming

Posted: Wed May 24, 2017 8:53 pm
by polestar
Portincaple any good ?

Re: filming

Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 1:22 pm
by Little Five
Thanks very much for the replies everyone. Your time is appreciated
Carradale looks like a viable option .
Other options still welcome.
Regards
Jerry

Re: filming

Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 10:27 pm
by lady_stormrider
I don't know what state Inverary Pier is like but we did anchor off last year and climb ashore using a ladder up a stone wall.

Re: filming

Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 12:25 pm
by Little Five
lady_stormrider wrote:I don't know what state Inverary Pier is like but we did anchor off last year and climb ashore using a ladder up a stone wall.


Many thanks for that. I will take a look at it.

Jerry

Re: filming

Posted: Tue May 30, 2017 4:20 pm
by Gordonmc
There was an effort to dredge a channel into Maidens harbour but I don't know what depth they achieved.
The jetty/breakwater is stone and concrete.
More at http://maidensharbour.co.uk/ if of interest.
Just North of Turnberry.

Re: filming

Posted: Tue May 30, 2017 4:35 pm
by Aja
The pier at Loch Melfort is probably a contender. Depth at all states of the tide and a nice situation to boot.

Regards
Donald

Re: filming

Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 7:28 am
by Little Five
Gordonmc wrote:There was an effort to dredge a channel into Maidens harbour but I don't know what depth they achieved.
The jetty/breakwater is stone and concrete.
More at http://maidensharbour.co.uk/ if of interest.
Just North of Turnberry.


Many thanks for the info. I will find out.
Jerry

Re: filming

Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 7:36 am
by Little Five
Aja wrote:The pier at Loch Melfort is probably a contender. Depth at all states of the tide and a nice situation to boot.

Regards
Donald

Thanks Donald. I have not been there by land or sea but looking at photos it does look very good.
Thanks again
Jerry

Re: filming

Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 9:38 pm
by skua164
As far as Melfort Pier is concerned ( besides bring outside the Clyde ):-

The OP requires 2 m depth at Low water springs.

There is nothing like that at the end of Melfort Pier. In fact the pontoon grounds.

Plus its not exactly " traditional" whan looking towards the Holiday homes.

There is a stone jetty at Armaddy ( roughly opposite Balvicar) but I suspect that it shallow at Low water as well,if outside the Clyde is a feasible

Re: filming

Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:06 am
by fairy nuff
Portpatrick?

Re: filming

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:23 am
by Little Five
Many thanks all for your contributions, I really appreciate the time you all took to think about it and reply.
Annoyingly the Production company has gone silent on me and is not replying to my communications and I take that as their way of saying we are not coming to Scotland to do this commercial.
Once again thanks to all and Blue Moment for allowing it
Regards
Jerry