New Ulva Ferry pontoons are now open for boats to berth
An innovative community project is now open for business after the handover of pontoons to Ulva Ferry Community Association (USCA). The community pontoons are the next development in Ulva Ferry’s plans to rejuvenate the rural area on the isle of Mull. Moray Finch, far right, of Mull and Iona Community Trust (MICT), said: ‘After a week of snagging, the pontoon has been officially handed over from contractors Gael Force Engineering to MICT for the community. ‘ The pontoon is now open for business.’ Shortly after its opening on Sunday July 17, its first yacht, Eala Bhan from Ardfern, sailed in from the Ross of Mull and berthed for two nights. The crew of five took advantage of the courtesy service from Ballygown Restaurant. Local tour boat Lady Jane also used the pontoon for the first time for its trips. The pontoon team would like to thank the Ulva Ferry community for their help – and patience – with the development of the pontoon, not least the Leitch family, and local residents and businesses, while the construction took place. Visitors are now welcome – and prices and facilities will be listed on the Facebook page and MICT website over the coming days.