Public meeting to help steer the development of Oban Harbour

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A public meeting is to be held next month to help steer the development of Oban Harbour.

Oban Bay Management Group (OBMG) and Oban Community Harbour
Development Association (OCHDA) have been working together to explore creating a trust port for the town.

The meeting, on Tuesday February 4 at 7pm in the Argyllshire Gathering Halls, Breadalbane Street, Oban, will give people the chance to ask questions and find out more.

Representatives of the Northern Lighthouse Board, CalMac, ferry pier owners CMAL, Argyll and Bute Council and the Stakeholder Group of Oban Bay Management Group will be there with OCHDA.

Updates on the latest developments will clarify proposals regarding the establishment of a new Statutory Harbour Authority, covering Oban Bay and its approaches, as an independent community venture.

OCHDA chairman John MacAlister said this is a vital opportunity for members of the public to find out what is being considered and make their voices heard.

He said: ‘Previous public meetings have clearly shown the community of Oban wants to be involved in the running of the harbour. Many other ports on the west coast are run as trust ports and these bring considerable benefit to the communities they serve. That’s what we want for Oban. We are keen to see a good turnout to bring everyone up to date and to hear their views and help us plan the next steps.’

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