The ever popular Pontoon Marina at Kyle of Lochalsh
For details about current use of the Kyle of Lochalsh pontoons and moorings please click here.
The Highland Council transferred the ownership of the pontoons to the Trust in April 2014 as part of the Community Challenge Fund. The facility originally provided seven berths and, with a lifespan of just two years, Highland Council had no plans to invest further into the facility.
Since taking over the pontoons KLCT have been successful in securing funding, from a variety of funders, to add brand new pontoons, extend the facility to 20 berths and provide improved access to power, water and WiFi. As part of this same project visitor moorings were also installed nearby. The extension of the pontoons was completed in 2015. Since then the Trust has been working tirelessly to manage the facility.
Time frame: 2013 – 2015
Funders: Highland European Fisheries Fund, Community Challenge Fund, Highland Council Discretionary Fund, Highlands & Islands Enterprise, Crown Estate and Conchra Trust.
Breakwater and Marina
In 2017 – 2018 the Trust investigated a further expansion of the facility and provision of a breakwater protection that would allow the pontoons to be available for use all year round. This initiative was stopped though due to restrictions in available capital funding.
Time frame: 2017 – 2018
Funding to date: £5,760 (business case)
Funders: Crown Estate Scotland, Highlands & Islands Enterprise and KLCT