Largs & District Website
by Ian Dalgleish

Largs Pier is Open
10 September 2009

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Large crowds gather as the royal helicopter arrives.
Seconds before the royal car is due .......... a lorry carrying a JCB gets stuck on the slip-way causing a jam in the traffic behind and blocking the route the royal party would take! Panic ensues as the police, Cal Mac men and a very worried looking security man try to 'shoo' the cars backwards before the princess arrives. In the nick of time, the lorry managed to get on to the ferry, cheered on by the crowd. The security men could breath again.
A large white limo approaches the slipway (going the wrong way down a one-way street) and out steps HRH The Princess Royal, totally unaware of the previous JCB drama.
The new pier, with tent for the opening ceremony and the Loch Shira behind.