SNP MSP Alasdair Allan has welcomed today’s news that the Harris Marina Project has
now secured all necessary funding to proceed.
The project will see two sets of pontoons constructed.
One will be built at Tarbert and the other at Scalpay’s North Harbour.
Some £1,350,000 of funding has been secured including £300,000 from the Scottish
Government-administered Coastal Communities Fund and £600,000 from the Scottish Government’s
Regeneration Capital Grant Fund.
Harris marina on the crest of a funding wave
13 June 2017
Alasdair Allan - who has been a vocal backer of the project since its inception -
said: “I am absolutely delighted that the Harris marina hub project has now been
able to announce they have secured all the necessary funding to begin work.
“The marina will help market the Western Isles as an attractive place for yachting
and tourist activity and will bring much-needed income to the local economy.
“I would like to commend all those in Harris who have worked hard over several years
to make this project a reality. I have been very happy to support the project and
I look forward to visiting when it is completed.”