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 proposals cover prospective work to improve harbour infrastructure and operations
for the arrival of the new 102 metre dual fuel ferry currently being built by CMAL
to service the route.
The public exhibitions and consultations are being undertaken 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
at an early stage, before final applications for the works at each port are submitted.
Ruth McIntosh, principal planning engineer at CMAL said: “We visited each of the
communities in April this year to let them know about our initial plans to explore
harbour modifications. At those meetings, we undertook to consider the comments received
and update communities with developments as they progress. The public exhibitions
in September are an opportunity for communities to see how the plans have developed
and have their say on the proposals.
“We are now completing what we call the port master plans. Drawings showing the preferred
options for work at each harbour will be published online prior to the events in
September and discussed at the exhibitions. No final decisions have been made on
what work will be carried out, and the works are subject to funding availability.
“We encourage those with an interest in this prospective work to come along to find
out more and ask questions.”
The public exhibitions will take place:
Uig Community Centre - Monday 4th September
Harris Hotel, Tarbert - Tuesday 5th September
Lochmaddy Hall - Wednesday 6th September
Artist’s impression of the new ferry
Harbour improvements for new ferry to be unveiled at exhibition events