Work is almost completed on a major development at Girvan Harbour with the hope of bringing more tourists to the town.
Building company 3B Construction has been working at the new harbour facilities which will include rest facilities with a shower block for pontoon users and fishermen as well as public toilets which will be open all the time and a brand new harbour master’s office.
The development is believed to be costing close to £500,000 in total with South Ayrshire Council and a Fisheries Action group providing the funding.
The workmen from 3B were busy putting the finishing touches to the building on Tuesday as the Gazette went to press with the handover to harbour master Roddy Leitch set to take place just in time for the summer sailing season.
Roddy will be on hand to man the new building which has been built as part of the on-going project to try and boost Girvan Harbour as a tourism destination.
It is hoped the new facilities will build on the pontoons in particular which were unveiled at the harbourside in May 2013.
Speaking as the work got underway in February, Councillor Bill Grant, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, Tourism and Leisure said: “This is brilliant news for Girvan and marks another significant step towards making the harbour area a first class leisure and tourism hotspot.”
Look out in upcoming editions of the Carrick Gazette for full coverage of the opening of the facility.