Public meetings to be held on Skye triangle ports

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Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) is to host public exhibitions to share proposals for construction work at the Skye triangle ports of Tarbert (Harris), Uig and Lochmaddy.

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 events, during the week commencing Monday February 26, will allow local communities and other interested parties to comment on proposals and work at various stages of the process.

Being discussed at the meetings in February are Tarbert upgrades proposed by CMAL, Lochmaddy upgrades proposed by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and Uig upgrades proposed by The Highland Council. These include pier modifications and upgrades, land reclamation and new terminals.

Ruth McIntosh, principal planning engineer at CMAL said: ‘Previous meetings at Uig, Tarbert and Lochmaddy were useful in gathering comments on the various stages of work and the public exhibitions in February are an opportunity for communities to see how the plans have developed and have their say on the preferred options.

‘We encourage those with an interest in this work to come along to find out more and ask questions.’

The exhibitions will take place at Uig Community Centre, Uig, Skye, on Monday February 26 from 4 to 7pm; Harris Hotel, Tarbert, Harris, on Tuesday February 27 from 4 to 7pm and Lochmaddy Village Hall, North Uist on Wednesday February 28 from 4 to 7pm.