12th September 2018
Public meetings took place in Uig, Tarbert and Lochmaddy on the 10th, 11th and 12th Sept, where local people were able to speak to representatives from CMAL, Transport Scotland, Calmac Ferries and the local authority about the proposals for harbour upgrades.
Exhibition boards offered updated visuals of the proposed design plans – a copy of the exhibition boards can be viewed here:
30 August 2018
The detailed designs are progressing well with further stakeholder events due to be hosted by CMAL from 10-12th September.
Tarbert (Harris) Harbour Revision Order
A copy of the Harbour Revision Order (HRO) required at Tarbert (Harris) as part of the planning process for the harbour improvement works being planned to prepare for the new ferry is now available to review online:
HROs are required to allow harbour authorities to undertake works projects. A copy of the HRO is also available in hard copy at the ferry terminal office at Tarbert. Please ask local staff for assistance.
CMAL, along with representatives from Calmac Ferries Ltd, held two meetings in Tarbert on 27th June to meet local interested parties to discuss the HRO.
Interested parties should send their comments to email@example.com by 31st July 2018.
A harbour orders guide is available on the Transport Scotland website to provide advice on the process for obtaining a harbour order in Scotland.
Consultation Events Skye Triangle Port Upgrades
To prepare for the new ferry that has been procured by Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL), upgrade work is being proposed at the harbours at Tarbert (Harris), Lochmaddy and Uig, known as the Skye Triangle ports. CMAL will host public meetings to update communities on the harbour revision order (HRO) needed at Tarbert (Harris) to allow the harbour improvement works to begin.
For more information, click here.
9 May 2018
The latest Q&A’s and survey results from CMAL’s stakeholder engagement session are now available, please click the links below.
CMAL will host further engagement sessions from Monday 10th September. At this stage CMAL will hope to have finished the Environmental Impact Assessment work and detailed design and will be progressing towards tendering for works.
Lorna Spencer, Director of Harbours at CMAL will be hosting public meetings in Tarbert, Harris to discuss the harbour revision Order (HRO) at the end of June.
Ground Investigation Work at Tarbert Harbour
CMAL has commissioned ground investigation work at Tarbert (Harris) as part of the infrastructure upgrade project to prepare for the new dual fuel ferry. The work is required to obtain a more detailed understanding of ground and seabed conditions.
A ground investigation contractor, appointed following a competitive tender process, will be on-site at the harbour from Thursday 22nd March. They will initially build a jack-up barge, which will be used to carry out drilling over water. There will also be a limited amount of investigation drilling in the marshalling area and adjacent to the terminal building.
The drilling is due to commence on Monday 26th March and last for around four weeks, with work taking place during the day from Monday to Saturday.
Brian Sydney, Senior Civil Engineer at CMAL said:
The ground investigation work is needed to inform the detailed design of the infrastructure improvements at Tarbert (Harris) for the new dual fuel ferry currently being built to serve the Skye triangle route. It forms part of our overall infrastructure project to identify upgrade requirements at the harbours at Tarbert (Harris), Lochmaddy and Uig.
Islanders and visitors will notice the contractor in the area with the jack-up barge, but the work will have no impact on ferry services, which will operate to timetable as normal.
06 March 2018
01 February 2018
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 | email@example.com
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.
13 November 2017
Release from the Highland Council
26 October 2017
Please click here to view the Highland Council’s press release regarding Uig Ferry Terminal Improvements.
Please click here to view the exhibition boards from the recent public presentation.
The Q&A document from the public meetings held in April 2017 has been updated with additional information:
Summary of proposed improvement works
A summary of the proposed infrastructure works at each of the Skye triangle ports has been produced:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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)