New pontoon at Ulva Ferry is ready for operation
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 email@example.com or call 07557 378953 or Cally Fleming, Ulva Ferry local development officer firstname.lastname@example.org 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.