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UPDATES & AMENDED OFFICE HOURS

 

We are delighted to welcome, as of today, the next steps of easing Corona Virus restrictions by the Scottish Government.

 

As Scotland moves from level 4 to level 3 today, travel throughout Scotland and from other parts of the UK will be permitted including overnight stays. This will include overnights stays onboard your boat at the marina, in single household bubbles initially.

 

Please remember to follow government guidelines when visiting the marina and village. If you or anyone from your household are displaying corona virus symptoms, please refrain from travelling to the marina and isolate at home as per government guidance.

 

We have implemented increased hygiene measures at the marina, and have procedures in place to help keep staff and customers safe:

 

  • Various hand sanitiser stations are in place throughout the marina. Please use these regularly, especially after handling equipment commonly used by others.
  • Shore-side facilities will be open to boat users, however, capacity is restricted. There is a code to access the building – please ask for this at reception, also when possible, masks should be worn.
  • Only 2 persons permitted into the Reception / Chandlery. Please check before entering and wear a mask, unless medically exempt.
  • Card payments are preferred where possible.
  • If fuel is required, prior notification would be much appreciated.
  • Please adhere to social distancing on the pontoons - if someone is using the gangway from the opposite direction, please allow them to step off before you access.

 

We look forward to having you back at Tarbert Marina and hope everyone enjoys a great season on the water, stay safe and please ensure to carry out safety checks prior to using your boat.

 

Kind Regards

 

Darren Mair

Deputy Harbour Master

Tarbert Loch Fyne

26th April 2021

 

Date Posted - 27/04/2021

Extension to Harbour Car Park Completed!

 

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’.

 

 

Duncan Cunningham, Chairman of the Board of Trustees said:

 

“The Board of Trustees are delighted with the much needed extension to car parking facilities.  The recent Covid-19 Pandemic had delayed work on the project by almost 12 months, however its completion is a great boost to the Harbour’s plans for providing the necessary facilities to meet the demands and expectations of all visitors.

 

The funding from the Argyll and Bute Council’s ‘Tarbert and Lochgilphead Regeneration Fund’ helped to progress this project to its conclusion and it is now hoped that other planned improvements of our shore side facilities will follow.”

 

 

Board of Trustees

Tarbert (Loch Fyne) Harbour Authority

 

 

Date Posted - 16/04/2021

 

In support of local businesses by shopping locally!

 

 

Date Posted - 25/03/2021

 

Scottish Series 2021 Not coming to Tarbert - (Returning 2022)

 

We regret to announce that the Scottish Series will not be taking place in Tarbert Loch Fyne this year due to current Government guidelines on large events.

 

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!

 

More information.

 

 

Date Posted - 04/03/2021

 

Keep up to date with developments at:

 

ExploreKintyre.com

 

 

Date Posted - 04/03/2021

 

Loch Fyne Community Biosecurity Action Plan

 

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."

- Source Scottish Government website publications

 

For more information and a factsheet on what to do if you find evidence of Carpet Sea Squirt, please download the PDF Here.

 

Loch Fyne marine biosecurity plan

 

Date Posted - 29/09/2020

WE HAVE MOVED! - NEW OFFICES & CHANDLERY

 

Date Posted - 07/05/2019

 

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.

Notice to Mariners

Port Marine Safety - 2019-2022

(Document Update)

 

Port Marine Safety Document download

 

Date Posted - 10/12/2020

 

CRINAN CANAL - OPERATING HOURS 2021

 

Download PDF below for more details:

 

Crinan Canal Booking - 2021

 

Visit https://www.scottishcanals.co.uk/ycw2020/book/ to book your transit.

 

*Last locking must commence 30 minutes before closure in all seasons

 

 

Contact details:

 

Ardrishaig Sea Lock

Travelling North please book by calling:

01546 602 458

24 hours in advance

 

Crinan Sea Lock

Travelling South please book by calling:

01546 830 285

24 hours in advance

 

Or email Crinan Canal at: transitcrinan@scottishcanals.co.uk

 
Date Posted - 27/04/2021

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CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING - WARNING

 

Date Posted - 03/04/2019

 

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:

 

  • CO alarm makers guidance about where to place a CO alarm to achieve best protection,
  • What type of CO alarm to buy,
  • What to do if a CO alarm goes off,
  • What to do if carbon monoxide poisoning is suspected.

 

See also: 10 Tips To Keep You And Your Crew Alive!

 

Download the new handout:

 

New Carbon Monoxide Alarm Requirements Handout

 

For more information, please check the Boat Safety Scheme's website.

 

*Above information has been sourced from the Boat Safety Scheme website.

Berthholder News

 

Tarbert Harbour Authority are pleased to announce that the new pump-out berth facility at Jake’s Quay has been installed and is now operational – more information from Tarbert Harbour office

 

Date Posted - 04/03/2019

 

Tarbert Harbour Authority are pleased to announce that the new shower and laundry block is available to the Public.

 

Date Posted - 27/02/2019

 

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