Sir, If the car fly-tipping problem mentioned last week is being looked into, then perhaps the same authorities could also consider how to go about removing abandoned boats on Arran’s coastline. Examples of this problem can be found on Cordon shore beach but they are distributed around the island.
These sad looking remains usually have no realistic prospect of repair to enable them to ever float and be used again.
Meanwhile visitors and residents alike have to see these neglected hulks and over time watch their inevitable deterioration as they break apart and become increasing health and environmental hazards.
Perhaps a notice, similar to that used for parking offences, could be attached and the owner given six months in which to claim the boat and either remove or repair it?
After this time if nothing has been done by the owner, then perhaps having it removed to a storage area for a further three months before the council finally disposes of it safely would be a fair and satisfactory procedure? This would help to ensure the coastline remains both safe and attractive.
Yours, David Lang Cordon