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Gone Fishin'

Sunset at Portencross Pier, Ayrshire coast, Scotland.

The pier is popular with photographers due to its robust T-shape and the backdrop of the Isle of Arran across the Firth of Clyde.

Described as being only the second concrete pier in the world, it is thought to be about 120 years old. The pier was established to transport locally grown produce such as potatoes to Glasgow by paddle steamer in the days before the railways. Glasgow was overflowing with industry, shipping and migrants as the second city of what was the British Empire at the time.

In addition to being over-engineered, the pier has a removable section to allow the winter storm breakers to pass through without damaging the structure. You can see the hole in the pier created by the latest winter storms.

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The End Of The Pier
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Landscapes, New Additions, Scotland - Lowland, Scotland - Arran, Seascapes
Sunset at Portencross Pier, Ayrshire coast, Scotland. <br />
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The pier is popular with photographers due to its robust T-shape and the backdrop of the Isle of Arran across the Firth of Clyde.<br />
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Described as being only the second concrete pier in the world, it is thought to be about 120 years old. The pier was established to transport locally grown produce such as potatoes to Glasgow by paddle steamer in the days before the railways. Glasgow was overflowing with industry, shipping and migrants as the second city of what was the British Empire at the time. <br />
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In addition to being over-engineered, the pier has a removable section to allow the winter storm breakers to pass through without damaging the structure. You can see the hole in the pier created by the latest winter storms.