Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) will host a series of public exhibition
events to share proposals for construction work at the Skye triangle ports of Tarbert,
Uig and Lochmaddy.
The upgrade project has now entered the design stage following the completion of
masterplans, and detailed designs for the preferred option for each location are
The events, which will take place the week commencing February 26, are the latest
in a series of public consultations. The exhibitions are being undertaken in conjunction
with onsite investigations, testing and environmental studies as part of the application
process for the required marine licences for works at the ports. They will allow
local communities and other interested parties to comment on proposals and work at
various stages of the process.
The preferred options being discussed at the meetings in February are:
Tarbert upgrades proposed by CMAL: pier reconstruction and extension, seabed dredging
to improve vessel access, land reclamation to increase the vehicle marshalling area
and reconstruction of the terminal building.
Lochmaddy upgrades proposed by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar: a pier extension and pier
strengthening, seabed dredging to improve vessel access and land reclamation to increase
the vehicle marshalling area.
Uig upgrades proposed by The Highland Council: pier modifications and upgrades, new
linkspan and wave screen, seabed dredging to improve vessel access, land reclamation
to increase the marshalling area and new terminal facilities.
Ruth McIntosh, principal planning engineer at CMAL said: “Following our public consultations
in September, we are pleased to be revisiting the communities now that the project
has entered the design phase.
Previous meetings within Uig, Tarbert and Lochmaddy were useful in gathering comments
on the various stages of work, and the public exhibitions in February are an opportunity
for communities to see how the plans have developed further and have their say on
the preferred options.
“We encourage those with an interest in this prospective work to come along to find
out more and ask questions.”