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Demand for Harbour Action
fishermen are to lend their weight to the fight for Stena
Line harbour fees to be brought back to Stranraer.
(Thursday) fishermen will join yachtsmen and other small boat-users
to form a pressure group which will demand council action
on the "bombsite" West Pier. And they vow the fight
will not to stop until the harbour is properly dredged to
allow it to operate on a non-tidal basis. Such action would
boost the use of the harbour and also the economy of the town
itself, claim the fishermen.
meeting will be attended by Councillor Willie Scobie. He has
called for most, if not all, of the £600,000 Stena paid
to the council last year to be re-invested in the West Pier.
on Tuesday, Mr Scobie said:
money was for a specific purpose. Records show that it was
an agreement between the council and the ferry companies
to be used for the upkeep of the harbour.
we can get this group up and running then it will provide
the users and the community with somebody to look after