Sample Post: Blairmore Pier

Blairmore Pier was built in 1855 by Campbell of Monzie at a cost of £300. Its main purpose was encouraging economic development along the North of the shore, including the transport of livestock, goods and people.

The pier welcomed steamers around the Holy Loch as well as Lochgoil and Arrochar, which connected passengers to Loch Lomond. In addition to tourists, Drovers used the pier to transport their cattle to the Falkirk Trysts (cattle markets).

Blairmore Pier

During the summer months Blairmore Pier can be seen welcoming the famous ‘Waverley’ paddle steamer. The Waverley was built in 1946 by A&J Inglis in Glasgow. It was often seen visiting Blairmore Pier as part of its cruise along Loch Long to Arrochar and Loch Goil.

After closing in 1976 the pier fell into steady disrepair. After being rescued by a local resident the pier was reopened in time to celebrate its 150th
anniversary, coupled with a visit from the Waverley.

Paddle steamer ‘Caledonia’ at Blairmore Pier.

Instructions for post writers

As I’ve done with this post, make sure you set a ‘Featured image’ (using the ‘Post’ menu on the right hand side of the editing screen. This image need not appear in the article itself, but it will appear on the archive (blog list) page and it will appear behind the title on the single post page, all of which makes the blog look more engaging.

Intersperse your paragraphs with relevant pictures so that people aren’t put off by a wall of text. When you add an image, make sure it is centre aligned for the best possible viewing experience on all devices.

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