Stakeholder Documents

01 February 2018

Please click here to view the stakeholder newsletter. (PDF, 2Mb)
Please click here to view the updated stakeholder Q & A document. (PDF, 413kb)

 

Consultation Events – SKYE TRIANGLE PORT UPGRADES

To prepare for the new ferry that has been procured by Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL), upgrade work is being proposed at the harbours at Tarbert (Harris), Lochmaddy and Uig, known as the Skye Triangle ports. The upgrade project has now entered the design stage following the completion of masterplans, and detailed designs for the preferred option for each location are being developed. The preferred options are, in brief:

• Tarbert upgrades proposed by CMAL: pier reconstruction and extension, seabed dredging to improve vessel access, land reclamation to increase the vehicle marshalling area and reconstruction of the terminal building.

• Lochmaddy upgrades proposed by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar: a pier extension and pier strengthening, seabed dredging to improve vessel access and land reclamation to increase the vehicle marshalling area.

• Uig upgrades proposed by The Highland Council: pier modifications and upgrades, new linkspan and wave screen, seabed dredging to improve vessel access, land reclamation to increase the marshalling area and new terminal facilities.

Design is being undertaken in conjunction with onsite investigations, testing and environmental studies to support applications for marine licences and harbour revision orders and/or planning consents. Public exhibitions of the proposals will be held as follows:

Uig Community Centre, Uig, Skye 

Monday 26th February 2018, 16.00-19.30hrs

Harris Hotel, Tarbert, Harris 

Tuesday 27th February 2018, 16.00-19.30hrs

Lochmaddy Village Hall, North Uist

Wednesday 28th February 2018, 16.00-19.30hrs

These are open sessions and people are welcome to drop in any time between 16.00 and 19.30 hrs.

Comments can be provided at the exhibitions, or afterwards in writing to CMAL or by email to operations@cmassets.co.uk by 30th March 2018. Please note, comments made at this stage are not representations to Marine Scotland or Scottish Ministers. Once Marine Licence Applications and Harbour Revision Orders have been submitted there will be an opportunity for formal representations to be made to Marine Scotland or Scottish Ministers.
Further details of the proposals can be found at: cmassets.co.uk/project/skye-triangle-infrastructure-works.Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd, Municipal Buildings, Fore Street, Port Glasgow PA14 5EQ 01475 749920 | operations@cmassets.co.uk

Design stage begins

The project to upgrade the piers at Tarbert, Lochmaddy and Uig has entered the design stage following completion of masterplans for each port, and detailed design of the favoured options has started.

Design is being undertaken in conjunction with onsite investigations, testing and environmental studies to support applications for required Marine Licences and Harbour Revision Orders and/or planning consents.

The project team, including representatives from the three harbour authorities (CMAL, The Highland Council and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar), their engineering designers and environmental specialists and CalMac held a series of public exhibition events in September to share proposals for planned works at the Skye triangle ports.

The exhibitions were run as drop-in events and were well attended by the local communities, with around 100 people attending over the three events. Attendees met with the project teams, viewed the proposals and asked experts questions.  Following the exhibitions, the display boards showing the proposals for each port were put on display at the local CalMac ticket offices.

The next events are scheduled for 26-28 February 2018, details of which will be emailed to our stakeholders and will be advertised in local media.

Stakeholder Documents

13 November 2017

Please click here to view the stakeholder consultation & engagement plan for Skye Triangle. (PDF, 684kb)
Please click here to view the updated stakeholder Q & A document. (PDF, 414kb)

 

Release from the Highland Council

26 October 2017

Please click here to view the Highland Council’s press release regarding Uig Ferry Terminal Improvements.

 

Exhibition Boards

Please click here to view the exhibition boards from the recent public presentation.

 

Updated Q&A

The Q&A document from the public meetings held in April 2017 has been updated with additional information:

Meeting Q and A April 2017.docx

 

Summary of proposed improvement works

A summary of the proposed infrastructure works at each of the Skye triangle ports has been produced:

Lochmaddy Summary Paper- v1.0 August 2017

Tarbert Summary Paper-v1.0 August 2017

Uig Summary Paper – August 2017

 

Public exhibitions, 4-6 September 2017

We will host a series of public exhibition events to share proposals for construction work at the Skye triangle ports of Tarbert (Harris), Uig and Lochmaddy.

The public exhibitions will take place:

Uig Community Centre, Uig, Skye
Monday 4th September 2017, 16.00-19.00hrs

Harris Hotel, Tarbert, Harris
Tuesday 5th September 2017, 16.00-19.00hrs

Lochmaddy Village Hall, North Uist
Wednesday 6th September 2017, 16.00-19.00hrs

These are open sessions and people are welcome to drop in any time between 16.00 and 19.00hrs.

The events are a follow-up to the public meetings held in April this year and they will allow local communities and other interested parties to comment on proposals at an early stage, before final applications for the works at each port are submitted. The events also form part of the application process for the required marine licences for works at the ports.

Comments can be provided at the events or afterwards in writing to CMAL or by email to operations@cmassets.co.uk by 29th September 2017. Additional public events will be carried out prior to the submission to the Marine Scotland Licensing Operations Team, offering a further opportunity to provide comments.

Please note, comments made at this stage are not representations to the Scottish Ministers. Once Marine Licence Applications have been submitted there will be an opportunity for representations to be made to the Scottish Ministers on the application.

 

Public meetings  3-5 April 2017

Public meetings were held in Uig, Tarbert and Lochmaddy on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of April 2017 respectively.

Click here for more information.

Click here to view the presentation from the meetings (PDF, 8.4mb)

Click here to view a list of frequently asked questions and their respective answers. (PDF, 188kb)