Saturday, September 21, 2019
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New pontoons have been installed in Dunvegan as part of a development programme to attract and retain visiting sailors.  

The project was led by Iain Houston, Chair of the Dunvegan Moorings Association, and had support from Crown Estate Scotland.  

Dunvegan Moorings Association is one of 125 mooring groups and associations managing areas of seabed under agreement from Crown Estate Scotland, allowing local communities to manage areas of seabed for the benefit of their members.

Iain said: "Marine tourism is very important to the economy of coastal communities and we in Dunvegan are very grateful for the assistance and overall support we've received from Crown Estate Scotland on this project.

"Improved access from the sea to this coastal village will encourage and assist local enterprises by bringing increased trade.

"I'd also like to thank the Dunvegan Community Trust, Greig Seafood, MacLeod Estate and Highland Council, without whose support this would not have been possible."

Paul Bancks, Coastal Asset Manager at Crown Estate Scotland, said: "We are delighted that the new pontoon at Dunvegan will be ready to receive visitors in the upcoming sailing season.

"Community led projects such as this can add real value to local businesses and provide a new destination for resident and visiting sailors."

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