Major delivery is a boost for Girvan harbour

The logs being unloaded at Girvan Harbour on Monday afternoon.
The logs being unloaded at Girvan Harbour on Monday afternoon.

Girvan Harbour was given a welcome boost this week when a major delivery arrived at the port on Sunday night.

Over 800 tonnes worth of logs were brought down from Loch Striven near Dunoon to be unloaded over Monday and Tuesday.

The Red Princess tug vessel sat in the harbour as delivery trucks continually arrived to take the unloaded logs up to the Grangestone Industrial Estate.

The delivery is good news for local employers and workers too with Grangestone Industrial based Land Energy taking delivery of the massive order.

When the logs arrived at the firm they were set to be unloaded by long established Girvan firm Robert Cook and sons.

It is hoped that the delivery this week may well herald a long term boost at Girvan Harbour providing money and jobs for the town and its people like it used to in yesteryear.

South Ayrshire have a long-term plan for investing in the Girvan Harbour with the new harbour facility which is set to open imminently.

The council have put over £400,000 into the building which is set to provide much needed facilities for fishermen and yachties as well as providing public toilets.

However, the council have come in for some criticism over only having four public toilets at the building particularly at the height of summer season.

Girvan and South Carrick councillor Alec Clark welcomed the arrival of the logs this week.

He said: “I was aware of this potentially happening and I’m glad it has become a reality.

“This is good news for Girvan Harbour and hopefully this is the first of many deliveries

“I think we are now seeing the benefits of the work going on at the harbour including the bi- annual dredging.

“It’s my understanding that there is a possibility of this sort of delivery happening every three weeks or so.

“Thanks must go to harbourmaster Roddy Leitch for his work on the arrival too.”