10 August 2023

Largely the road widening and promenade project is complete.  Just a few minor snags on Shore Street require attention together with the installation of some additional lighting. Transport Scotland was approached at an earlier stage in the project with regard to an opening ceremony but as we have had three transport ministers in as many months, nothing has materialised. 

The inner harbour has yet to be completed.  Further works to the pontoons require completion together with the installation of electricity and fresh water.   The pontoons have been partially opened and permission given to a handful of vessels to try out the facilities. The harbour has received over eighty notes of interest for around twenty berths. Please do not take matters into your own hands and start using the facilities until you have been notified by the harbour office, those that decide to help themselves will be removed from the list.   The new-tarred area christened by the engineers as Shore Quay is a work in progress.  Additional benches, information panels and a Geopod will be installed over the coming months. Feedback has all been positive and the contractor RJ Mcleod must be congratulated on delivering a first class job in difficult and challenging circumstances.