Save the Gauldrons Public Meeting

Taken directly from the Save the Gauldrons event page

CRITICAL PUBLIC MEETING – PLEASE ATTEND

 

Wednesday 17th January is a critical day in determining if the beautiful bay and wild life habitat of the Gauldrons is to be surrendered for industrial development to Marine Harvest’ or left as designated countryside for the community, visitors and wildlife to enjoy forever.

Gauldrons Bay Sunset

At 10.30am on that day in the Victoria Halls the council’s Planning, Protective Services and Licensing Committee, will hold a Pre-Determination Hearing in advance of determining the unwarranted Marine Harvest application.

The Gauldrons before and after Marine Harvest. from Bob Miller on Vimeo.

The documents relating the meeting should be available on the council website from the 12th of January. However the matter is clear, the Gauldrons is designated countryside with immense heritage, environmental and social wellbeing value. To concrete it over with an onshore fishfarm three times the size of the current eyesore at Lossit Point Marine Harvest have to show exceptional reasons. There are none, instead MH have concocted an unsubstantiated set of assertions, assumptions and half truths that have been systematically dismantled by Save The Gauldrons over the past 2 years. This capped by the revelation that MH are already building an equivalent facility on a brownfield site in Anglesey that is big enough to supply their needs for cleaner wrasse.

Yet still MH are persisting with this baleful application because their management culture cannot countenance a local community standing up to protect a precious coastal resource that they wish to exploit for profit. So it is imperative that as many people as possible who treasure the Gauldrons come along to the public meeting and show the Committee that this decision matters hugely, both now, for future generations and for other coastal sites that are at risk of exploitation.

If you can come along on the 17th, a weekday, please attend and help Save the Gauldrons and make Marine Harvest live up to their vaunted but hollow environmental credentials by spending more to develop on a brownfield site. If you live in Machrihanish or use Machrihanish beach come along along and hear MH defend their plans to pump chemical and biocide effluent direct into the bay North of the old lifeboat house from a pipeline almost as long as the one they say they cannot build out from MACC. Community, heritage and habitat before profit.
https://johnfinnie.scot/2016/05/18/save-the-gauldrons/

Gauldrons Bay , Machrihanish, Kintyre

A Fantastic Chance To Exchange From London To Kintyre!

If you fancy upping sticks and escaping to the beautiful Western Coast Of Scotland, here is your chance!

Original Ad here

Description

Looking for a council / HA house exchange.

I have a lovely 3 bed (2 double, 1 single) house on the west coast of Kintyre, Scotland in a small, quiet, rural village between the towns of Tarbert and Campbeltown with stunning views of the Atlantic ocean and the Islands of Gigha, Cara and Islay from the house.

Beaches and beautiful scenic walks all around.

It is a popular place with surfers and tourists. There is a village shop and a small cafe.

You can also get the ferry from the village to the lovely Island of Gigha and a ferry a few miles down the road which takes you to Islay where you can also travel onto the Island of Jura.

We love living here but we have to move to be closer to my husband’s elderly parents.

We are looking for a 3 bed house in the South of England, with easy access to London. Would love a pretty village but would also consider some areas of London. We would be looking to move around May/June 2018, maybe before for the right property.

Looking for a council / HA house exchange. I have a lovely 3 bed (2 double, 1 single) house on the west coast of Kintyre, Scotland in a small, quiet, rural village between the towns of Tarbert and Campbeltown with stunning views of the Atlantic ocean and the Islands of Gigha, Cara and Islay from the house. Beaches and beautiful scenic walks all around. It is a popular place with surfers and tourists. There is a village shop and a small cafe. You can also get the ferry from the village to the lovely Island of Gigha and a ferry a few miles down the road which takes you to Islay where you can also travel onto the Island of Jura. We love living here but we have to move to be closer to my husband’s elderly parents. We are looking for a 3 bed house in the South of England, with easy access to London. Would love a pretty village but would also consider some areas of London. We would be looking to move around May/June 2018, maybe before for the right property.

Source: Lovely 3 bed house with stunning views of the Atlantic ocean Swap in Tarbert, Argyll | Preloved

How To Get To Tarbert

CalMac to Kennacraig

However you choose to visit Tarbert, you are sure to enjoy the journey, by road from Glasgow you travel along the A82  to Loch Long then the A83 to Tarbert.
By car it is a beautiful drive. See the map below for details.

There are ferries from various locations, if you fancy doing some island hopping, take a look at the Caledonian MacBrayne Website for further details and to plan your journey.

There is a coach service from Buchanan Bus Station, you can book online and check the timetables on the Scottish Citylink Website.
The bus service is the Glasgow to Campbeltown 926 with West Coast Motors.
There are also flights from Glasgow to Campbeltown Airport.
The airport is just over 30 miles from Tarbert, so if you are planning a flight, you can Book a Taxi in advance.
You can contact Tarbert Taxis on 01880 820220 or 07436 288992 or 07557 373834 for a quote and to check availability.

Of course, with such a beautiful natural sheltered harbour, Tarbert is easy to get to by sea.

Lat. 55o 52′ N – Long. 5o 24.5’W

To arrange a berth you can contact Tarbert Harbour via email,VHF CH14 or telephone 01880 820 344

Tarbert Harbour