New pon­toon at Ulva Ferry is ready for op­er­a­tion

The Oban Times - - News -

THE Ulva Ferry com­mu­nity is about to cel­e­brate the open­ing of the Ulva Ferry pon­toon which is near­ing com­ple­tion and will be op­er­at­ing from next Mon­day, July 11.

The pon­toon is be­ing de­vel­oped by Mull and Iona Com­mu­nity Trust in sup­port of Ulva School Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion’s ob­jec­tive to en­sure the sus­tain­abil­ity of Ulva pri­mary school.

Drink­ing water, elec­tric­ity and fuel ser­vices will be avail­able in the com­ing weeks and un­til then overnight berthing fees will be dis­counted.

Ulva Ferry pon­toon is the lat­est in a se­ries of sim­i­lar projects around the West Coast of Scot­land with marine tourism widely ac­cepted as grow­ing strongly. The pon­toon will com­ple­ment nearby fa­cil­i­ties at Tober­mory har­bour, Locha­line and Salen by pro­vid­ing boats from as far away as the Clyde with a safe stag­ing place be­fore longer hops out to Mal­laig and the Western Isles.

Thanks to a grant of £451,000 from the Coastal Com­mu­ni­ties Fund, the pon­toon has been sup­plied by Gael Force Engi­neer­ing and in­stalled by Mull-based North-West Marine. Gerry Kan­g­ley Con­struc­tion and John Howard, elec­tri­cal con­trac­tor, both based on Mull, are car­ry­ing out the as­so­ci­ated shore works which will in­clude a small car park­ing area and a new pri­vate water sup­ply.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact Mark Mill­ward, pon­toon man­ager at mark­mill­ward@mict.co.uk or call 07557 378953 or Cally Flem­ing, Ulva Ferry lo­cal de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer cflem­ing@mict.co.uk 07795 177571. * In The Oban Times of June 9 and the sum­mer is­sue of Mull and Iona Life, it was re­ported that the pon­toon was on the isle of Ulva. We apol­o­gise for the er­ror.

The pon­toon at Ulva Ferry will boost tourism on Mull.

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