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Findochty harbour pontoons consultation event

Press release   •   Oct 05, 2016 15:29 BST

A consultation event is to be held in Findochty on Saturday week (October 15) to give local people and boat owners the opportunity to comment on initial plans for developing pontoon facilities at the harbour.

Moray Council is preparing a funding bid to the European Fisheries Fund for the project and is keen to get the views of harbour users and the local community ahead of the bid being submitted.

The council has already earmarked £107,000 towards the overall cost and additional funding is being sought from other sources, including the EFF.

The harbours team have committed to designing the new pontoon system in conjunction with the harbour users and community of Findochty.

People are being invited to share their own ideas during the event which will run from 10am to 12 noon at two venues in Findochty – the Howf at the harbour and at the village hall.

Moray Council’s harbours manager, Duncan Brown, said: “The timescale is tight in relation to submitting the funding bid to the EFF and we want to get input from harbour users and local people prior to the detailed application being made.”

Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 95,510 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.

Headquartered in  Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.