Campbeltown loch berthing facilities move another step closer

Published Date: 

3 Dec 2012 - 17:05

A technical workshop is being held on Monday 17 December to look at the final options for developing the berthing facilities in Campbeltown loch, including onshore facilities. The event is being run by Argyll and Bute Council in Campbeltown Town Hall from 15.30pm and all are welcome.

This is the third event of its kind and the key areas being explored include looking at alternative technical solutions, discussing the best organisation to manage a facility of this type and identifying potential sources of funding.  This final study is being carried out by Fairhurst and their partners CSM Scotland, GVA and John Renshaw Architects.  The feedback from this event will help them develop options for the berthing facility in a practical manner and one which is hoped will produce the best and most viable options for moving forward.

Chair of Campbeltown’s CHORD project board Councillor Rory Colville said, “We will improve and extend the current facilities for recreational sailors.  We have already undertaken the dredging, this workshop gives us the opportunity to assist in identifying the fine detail on the final options and I urge all interested parties be involved. Your participation is central to the continuation of the sustainable development of Campbeltown Harbour”. 

Martin Latimer, of CSM Scotland, Fairhurst’s marina consultants said, “I would encourage all those with an interest in how the marina will operate in harmony with other harbour and commercial uses to come along to the workshop. Local input will be vital in the development of the business plan. CSM would also like to hear from any local businesses that see opportunities to work with the marina to increase its overall economic impact on Campbeltown.”

The consultation will be open from 15:30pm where members of the project team will be available to discuss proposals. A short presentation will be held from 17:30pm with a question and answer session afterwards.

If you are interested in attending the workshop, please contact Fiona Anderson on 01546 604255, or email fiona.anderson2@argyll-bute.gov.uk. You can also write to Fiona at  Development and Infrastructure, Argyll and Bute Council, 1A Manse Brae, Lochgilphead, PA31 8RD  before 17 December 2012.  If you are not able to attend, you can make comments or ask questions online at www.argyll-bute.gov.uk