New facilities set to boost Girvan Harbour

Councillor John McDowall opening the new Girvan Harbour Facilities on Friday.
Councillor John McDowall opening the new Girvan Harbour Facilities on Friday.

New facilities have officially opened at Girvan Harbour which are set to make it fit for the 21st century.

The facilities, which were created with an investment of £465,000, include new public toilets, a harbour master’s office and facilities for f ishermen and other harbour users.

Opening the facilities on Friday, Councillor John McDowall said: “With the completion of this work, Girvan Harbour is fit for the 21st century.

“Now with dedicated rest facilities for visiting yachts, it’s easier than ever to visit Girvan and South Carrick. Very importantly, fishermen − for the first time ever − have dedicated facilities at the harbour, the harbour master has a new office and there are modern public toilets for both local people and visitors to the area.

“Between these new facilities and the new pontoons, over £1 million has been invested in Girvan Harbour. This shows our commitment to Girvan as a working harbour and promoting the town as a must sail to place, making the harbour much more pleasing for the people of Girvan and South Carrick and anyone visiting the area.”

The building was partly funded with an award of £131,699 from a European fisheries programme and will be operated by the council and Ayrshire Roads Alliance.