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Royal opening for Lochmaddy Marina

HRH The Princess Royal will open the North Uist marina. 
Pictured below is Comann Na Mara chairman Gus Macaulay at the new marina.

HRH The Princess Royal will open the North Uist marina. Pictured below is Comann Na Mara chairman Gus Macaulay at the new marina.

The new Marina in North Uist will be officially opened by HRH The Princess Royal.

Princess Anne will travel to the island to open the Comann Na Mara marina on September 2nd.

Comann Na Mara chairman Gus Macaulay said: “We are honoured that Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal has graciously accepted our invitation to attend and officiate at the opening ceremony of Comann na Mara’s Lochmaddy Marina.”

He continued: “Personally I am delighted, and look forward immensely to the day itself and all that it will bring to the island.”

The revamp of Lochmaddy harbour - a vital link in north west sailing routes - has already attracted visitors from around the world by increasing moorings as well as capacity for cruise liners.

The development includes pontoons with 26 berths and floating walkways, lighting and electricity, and a car and bus park.

Comann na Mara, which is responsible for the project, was the first organisation in the UK to secure a Local Management Agreement (LMA) from the Crown Estate which help local organisations directly manage areas of seabed and foreshore. The £400,000 development was fully funded by the Crown Estate.

 

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