Maybole gets the nod for by-pass

STENA Line’s new £80 million Loch Ryan Port and terminal facility in Cairnryan was officially opened last week by Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond and Stena Line Chairman Dan Sten Olsson.

The new 27 acre port is one of the most modern port facilities in the UK and heralds the start of a new route between Scotland and Northern Ireland, which will be serviced by two new ships.

Mr Salmond also announced progress on a by-pass for Maybole.

Read more in this week’s Carrick Gazette.