A multi-agency environmental health group was also established to co-ordinate enforcement and communications on ‘dirty camping’ issues and to share best practice.
The Small Isles ferry will operate weekly as a temporary arrangement while the pupils’ restrictions at the hostel remain in force.
Following on from this success, Dawn has staged a further two fundraising quizzes in July in aid of Mallaig Pool & Leisure Centre and Mallaig FC, raising over £250 in donations.
Local MSP Kate Forbes speaks out after council passes a motion calling for more resources after another weekend of mayhem.
The problems prompted a conference telephone summit last week, hosted by Fergus Ewing, Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Tourism, which involved representatives from local community councils and organisations along the Road to the Isles, and which was organised by local MSP Kate Forbes.
It came in the wake of a weekend that saw hundreds of campers descend on Glen Etive, leaving piles of rubbish, with problems also reported on beaches at Morar and Arisaig.
The local authority added that people must continue to take responsibility for themselves while using the play parks and do so at their own risk, and must follow government guidelines on social distancing.
‘You only need to ‘Google’ electric ferries to see how common they are becoming in Norway, Canada etc. It seems an obvious choice for a short trip ferry in a carbon neutral Highlands,’ said Councillor Ben Thompson.
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In a statement following the meeting, the council said at this time the level of risk it faces is greater than perhaps ever before. The risks cover those to staff staff and their health and wellbeing, to the health, safety and wellbeing of local communities and risks to the provision of essential council services.