Proposals for upgrading Lochmaddy and Tarbert harbour for the new ferry are on public
display this week.
The upgrade project has now entered the design stage following the completion of
Detailed designs for the preferred option for each location are being developed.
The preferred option for Tarbert is for 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 propose a pier extension and pier strengthening, seabed dredging
to improve vessel access and land reclamation to increase the vehicle marshalling
In Uig, Skye, the pier would be modified and upgraded with a new linkspan and wave
screen, seabed dredging to improve vessel access, land reclamation to increase the
marshalling area and new terminal facilities.
Design is being undertaken in conjunction with onsite investigations, testing and
environmental studies to support applications for marine licences and harbour revision
orders and/or planning consents.
Public exhibitions of the proposals are being held in the Harris Hotel between 4pm
and 7.30pm on today.
On Wednesday the plans will be on show during the same times in Lochmaddy Hall.
These are open sessions and people are welcome to drop in any time when open.
Comments can be provided at the exhibitions, or afterwards in writing or e-mail to