Covid-19 - Harbour Now Open to Visitors
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UPDATES & AMENDED OFFICE HOURS
We look forward to welcoming all our permanent customers and visiting yachts back to Tarbert, as restrictions from lockdown in Scotland continue to be gradually eased.
Customers will at last be able to return to their vessels and stay on board overnight once again as a single household.
The chandlery and offices will be fully open from 9.00am to 5.00pm including Saturday and Sunday. Restricted access however, will still be in place with only 2 people allowed in the chandlery/reception at any one time.
We would remind all those visiting Tarbert over the next few weeks and months to continue to observe the 2-metre social distancing guidelines especially while in the chandlery, facilities block and on the pontoons.
In addition, face masks should be worn when anywhere indoors on the site.
Customers should continue to wash or sanitise hands before entering buildings or using shared equipment such as trolleys.
The Harbour Board are pleased to announce that the extension to the Harbour Car Park was completed at the end of February.
The extension includes for an additional 20 car parking spaces and the installation of a dual EV charging point and was phase 3 of an ambitious development plan for the Harbour which, included a new Shower/toilet block, the conversion of the old toilet block into a modern Harbour reception/chandlery and office facility and a dedicated waste store.
The car park extension work was carried out by George McNaughton & Son and was made possible with a grant of just over £111k from the Tarbert and Lochgilphead Regeneration Fund through Argyll & Bute Council. The remainder of the funds came from Harbour reserves. The installation of the dual EV Charging Point was made possible by a grant through the ‘Energy Saving Trust’.
However, we are delighted to confirm that the Scottish Series will be returning to Tarbert in 2022 to host their sailing regatta. This will be taking place on June the 2nd-6th 2022 (change of usual weekend due to bank holidays dates). So mark the dates in your diary for next year folks!
We would like to remind users of Loch Fyne to stay vigilant for the invasive species known as Carpet Sea Squirt – Didemnum vexillum – which is now present in Scottish waters.
"Carpet Sea Squirt can grow rapidly to cause heavy biofouling with impacts for boats and infrastructure and it can smother immobile species including farmed shellfish as well as natural features."
We are pleased to say that the new office is operating successfully without change to any contact details*.
On 15th May, 2019 the Chandlery (located in the new office) will be open for business and will remain so throughout the year.
*Please note 01880 820 344 is the only telephone contact number in use for both Office and Chandlery.
Download PDF below for more details:
*Last locking must commence 30 minutes before closure in all seasons
Ardrishaig Sea Lock
Travelling North please book by calling:
24 hours in advance
Crinan Sea Lock
Travelling South please book by calling:
24 hours in advance
Or email Crinan Canal at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The BSS has just published a new handout as an essential guide to all the new requirements and background information.
It covers what is required and how the checks will be carried out by BSS Examiners and how the alarms will help keep crew members safe, including:
See also: 10 Tips To Keep You And Your Crew Alive!
Download the new handout:
For more information, please check the Boat Safety Scheme's website.
*Above information has been sourced from the Boat Safety Scheme website.