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In 2006 CalMac’s Chairman, Dr Harold Mills confirmed the name of the new vessel to serve Rothesay. He said: “the name Argyle is singularly appropriate for the new Wemyss Bay - Rothesay ferry. It is important for safety reasons that the name is not held by any other vessel and Argyle, with the old spelling, fits the bill. MV Argyle will be the seventh vessel to bear the name. The best known of all the Clyde paddle steamers named Argyle was actually the successor to the first Bute on the service from Wemyss Bay to Rothesay, as well as to Innellan, Largs and Millport. Coincidentally, the seventh Argyle will be the sister ship of the seventh Bute”.

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