PHASES one and two of an ambitious development plan for Tarbert Harbour, Loch Fyne, have now been completed.

With the aid of a £300,000 grant from the National Lottery Community Fund (UK) – Coastal Communities Fund’ (CCF), the much needed and long awaited modernised, expanded toilet/shower facilities and new laundry/drying equipment have been provided.

In Phase Two, with the aid of a further grant of £125,000 from Argyll and Bute Council’s ‘Tarbert and Lochgilphead Regeneration Fund’, the old shower and toilet block has been converted into a modern harbour reception, chandlery and office facility.

A further improvement has been the provision of a pump out facility at Jakes Quay.

It is hoped that the new and additional facilities will increase the number of visitors to Tarbert and lead on to further improvements in the shoreside facilities.

Tarbert (Loch Fyne) Harbour Authority is a not-for-profit Trust Port, recognised as a social enterprise. Trustees are volunteers and contribute their time free of charge.

As part of the Argyll and Bute Council’s ‘Tarbert and Lochgilphead Regeneration Fund’, £3 million has been allocated to promote the regeneration and economic development of the Mid Argyll area.