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Multi-million pound works planned for council ports and harbours

Ferry approaching Rothesay harbour

A £15.5 million programme of investment is planned in 2022/23 for Argyll and Bute Council’s ports and harbours.

A report to today’s meeting of the Harbour Board outlined various marine services projects being progressed by the council now:

  • Craignure Long Term plan for a new terminal and marshalling area.
  • Rothesay Harbour
    • Pontoons in the inner harbour area
    • Piling and grouting works
  • Iona and Fionnphort breakwaters and overnight berthing facility

The council runs 39 ports and harbours. Its Asset Management Plan covers a rolling 10 year period, and in addition to initiatives in progress, includes projects in development.

The report provides progress updates on infrastructure and passenger-service improvement projects in Dunoon, Kilcreggan, Port Askaig and Craignure.

Councillor Rory Colville, Chair of the Harbour Board, said:

“Argyll and Bute’s geography asks services from its council that many other councils do not deliver – operating ports and harbours is a prime example. The asset management plan highlights the tremendous amount of effort, and investment that goes into providing these vital services.”

You can read the report on the council’s website.

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