To prepare for the new ferry that has been procured by Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL), upgrade work is being proposed at the harbours at Tarbert (Harris), Lochmaddy and Uig, known as the Skye Triangle ports. 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 being developed. The preferred options are, in brief:
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.
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 will be held as follows:
- Tuesday 27th February 2018, 16.00-19.30hrs, Harris Hotel, Tarbert, Harris
- Wednesday 28th February 2018, 16.00-19.30hrs, Lochmaddy Village Hall, North Uist
These are open sessions and people are welcome to drop in any time between 16.00 and 19.30 hrs.
Comments can be provided at the exhibitions, or afterwards in writing to CMAL or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30th March 2018. Please note, comments made at this stage are not representations to Marine Scotland or Scottish Ministers. Once Marine Licence Applications and Harbour Revision Orders have been submitted there will be an opportunity for formal representations to be made to Marine Scotland or Scottish Ministers.
Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd, Municipal Buildings, Fore Street, Port Glasgow PA14 5EQ
01475 749920 | email@example.com