A faulty generator appears to have been the source/cause of a fire that started within the works container belonging to the construction company Gareloch Support Services who are currently carrying out repairs to the Steamer Pier and vehicle assembly area prior to the commencement of the summer ferry service at Easter.
The fire, which occurred early evening on Monday 19th February, was spotted by Harbour Master James McLean who quickly alerted the local Fire Brigade who dealt with the fire efficiently and effectively.
Thankfully the fire caused little damage – some GSS equipment stored within the container being affected.
Mallaig Harbour Authority wish to thank the local fire unit for their prompt response and effective handling of the situation.
The Mallaig Harbour Masterplan (available at www.mallaig-harbour.com) was finalised and published last year following a public consultation and represents a blueprint that is both transformational and sustainable for Mallaig Harbour and the village of Mallaig.
As a follow on from the Masterplan an Outline Business Case was commissioned to look at funding and implementation of key components of the Masterplan. It was developed according to the Government’s Outline Business Case “Five Case Model”. Strategic Case/Economic Case/Commercial Case/Financial Case/Management Case and although it is not yet quite 100% complete the OBC concludes that implementation of the Mallaig Harbour Masterplan is a highly worthy economic investment, with realistic potential affordability, and demonstrates that there is a high probability that it can be successfully delivered.
The Final Report of the Outline Business Case is expected to be issued within the next week or two.
The Mallaig Harbour Authority is pleased to offer financial support to Mallaig FC who this summer will compete in the Skye and Lochalsh Football League for the very first time. The photograph below shows one of the Club Committee Jamie MacGregor receiving a cheque from Robert MacMillan CEO of the Authority. Also in the photograph is Harbour Master James McLean and Board Member John MacMillan.
Good luck to Mallaig FC for the upcoming season.