The firm said while it does not intend to make Sunday berthing/disembarking at Annat Pier a regular occurrence, it claims it is vital the option is available to ensure the safe navigation of vessels.
At this week’s meeting of Kilmallie Community Council – held on Monday night virtually via the online video conferencing platform Zoom – members heard that the tourism industry was looking towards a mid-July or beginning of August restart.
Ferguson Transport and Shipping, headquartered at Corpach, has now furloughed 26 of its drivers and 14 other staff but managing director, Alasdair Ferguson, has called for the Corona Virus Job Retention Schemes to made more flexible.
An ancient beech tree that had stood near the entrance of the old manse at Corpach and could possibly have had a link to the 1745 Jacobite Rising, sadly could not withstand the ferocity of Storm Dennis which battered Lochaber at the weekend.
The group is a big employer in Lochaber with a 67 hectare sawmill in Corpach producing 250,000 cubic metres of sawn timber every year.
After years of planning, consultation, detailed design work and lease negotiations, a delighted Caol Regeneration Company (CRC) this week confirmed it has now awarded a construction contract worth £1.48M for phase one of the new 40-berth Thomas Telford Corpach Marina.
Trunk roads operator BEAR Scotland says it will carry out further investigations into a blocked culvert alongside the A830 in Corpach, after it overflowed during recent rain storms sending water into people’s gardens.
The Masonic Lodge in Lochiel celebrated their centenary earlier this month with a ceilidh and buffet.
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) says it is aware of concerns from Corpach residents over noise and light pollution and the potential for any deepwater expansion of the local port to exacerbate those problems.