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Harbour Dispute Resolved
operators Stena Line and Dumfries and Galloway Council have
finally settled their dispute over fees for Stranraer harbour.
ferry company has paid the council almost £600,000 after
settling the matter out of court. The money is for harbour
fees and interest dating back more than a decade.
follows an earlier court ruling in favour of the local authority,
which collects an annual fee based on traffic volume through
the port. Stena lodged an appeal with the Court of Session
but later withdrew it.
lawyer Brendan Kearney said:
am pleased to report that the issue has been resolved without
further legal proceedings".