Tobermory wants a new harbour master
RUNNING Tobermory harbour could be someone’s dream job.
And for the right person, the job of harbour master could be theirs as early as this spring, because Tobermory Harbour Association (THA) has made an application for a Harbour Empowerment Order (HEO) to become a designated harbour authority. It is anticipated the HEO will be granted in March.
The growth of the business will see the group appoint a permanent harbour master to oversee the management of all harbour operations and marine staff.
With thousands of visitors afloat every year, a 50-berth pontoon at capacity in summer months and more than 30 cruise ships visiting per annum, Tobermory is one of the busiest small harbours on the West Coast.
To help manage visitors, the THA, a not-for-profit enterprise that owns, manages and maintains the harbour facilities, is adding a new passenger landing pontoon this year.
THA chairman Brian Swin- banks said: ‘This is a very exciting job, with opportunities to shape both the management of the harbour and to develop infrastructure that enhances our welcoming, friendly and growing community.’
Visit www.tobermoryharbour.co.uk or email, firstname.lastname@example.org; the closing date is tomorrow (February 24).