OCHDA Newsletter 7

Very little real news seems to have emerged since our last newsletter but we have, like swans, been busy under the waterline! It is now almost 7 months since the draft Harbour Revision Order (HRO) was submitted to Transport Scotland (TS) and we seem to be very little further forward in terms of establishing the […]

OCHDA Newsletter 6

Welcome to OCHDA’s latest newsletter. In this newsletter you will find a general update on events around Argyll & Bute Council’s decision to pursue the establishment of a Municipal Port for Oban and progress since then. You will also find some details of the Council’s proposals which are causes for concern and an outline of […]

OCHDA Newsletter 5

Members’ Annual General Meeting It’s well overdue but we will be holding our first Annual General Meeting on Tuesday December 14th 2021, starting at 7.00 p.m.. The meeting will be held at the Corran Halls and it is particularly important that as many members as possible are present. The meeting will hear a brief update […]

OCHDA Newsletter 4

Happy New Year! Since the last newsletter a great deal has happened and, despite the inevitable disruption of coronavirus, we have good progress to report! Consultation over the precise area to be managed by the new Harbour Authority was completed in December, the conclusions are summarised below. Thanks to those, members and others, who took […]

Consultation Completed!

Consultation on the limits of the proposed new Harbour Authority area has closed. Thanks to everyone who took part. The outcomes of the consultation are very positive and will be fed in to the preparation of the Harbour Order where there will be further opportunities to express your views. See the detailed report here.

OCHDA Newsletter 3

General update Work continues on the development of the Trust Port for Oban, despite the impact of COVID-19. This newsletter will bring members, and other interested parties, up-to-date with recent developments and summarise work that already underway and/or required in the coming months. The newsletter also addresses the cancelled annual general meeting (2020) and arrangements […]

OCHDA Newsletter 2

OCHDA Update on developments Legal partners Following a formal process of selection, 3 legal practices were invited to meet us in Oban in February. In the end two presented their credentials and outlined their ideas forsuccessful development of a Trust Port/Community Harbour in Oban. After careful consideration the Management Committee were unanimous in selecting Burness Paull […]

OCHDA Newsletter 1

Background: who we are and what we’re doing OCHDA was established in 2019 to support the development of alternative harbour management arrangements for Oban Bay: the establishment of a new Statutory Harbour Authority to cover the un-managed waters in the middle of the bay and the entrances to the bay. At present the Oban Bay […]