I know it was supposed to happen with the rig yards, but it didn't work. I suppose Portavadie marina is the next best thing from our point of view, what about the rest of the derelict (and sometimes dangerous) crap that's lying rotting round the coast? Someone must own it.
There's some muttering about turning the abandoned Ardyne yard into a marina as part of a bigger redevelopment, including a ferry to Rothesay (or in some reports, turning the Wemyss Bay - Rothesay service into a triangular one). There's a bit about it, rather out of date, at http://forargyll.com/2009/09/ardyne-poi ... nt-issues/
I can remember watching the Ardyne rigs being built, with the Queen of Scots
taking workers across from Rothesay each morning. It's now, what, thirty years since they left.