Lochranza Pontoons

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Lochranza Pontoons

Postby Booby Trapper » Mon May 12, 2008 7:29 pm

http://www.arranvoice.com/detail.php?id=3757
Not very clear about how many pontoons there will be but the bit about them not being intended for overnight stays seems such a waste.
On further investigation this may have something to do with it.

http://www.arranbanner.co.uk/news/fulls ... ahead.html

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Re: Lochranza Pontoons

Postby Telo » Mon May 12, 2008 11:08 pm

"Studies show that the development will cost in the region of £158,000, which includes consultancy fees, planning permissions and maintenance of the pontoon."


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Value for money?

Postby sahona » Tue May 13, 2008 9:08 pm

We were there a few days ago. Yes, a pontoon for landing the dinghy would be good ( as our rib is too heavy to cart up and down the tide line.) BUT, what about something to do when you get there, apart from deer-watching? The butcher, the pub and, if you walk far enough, the distillery and campsite shop. Rather, spend 5k on a wee pontoon and the rest on livening up the place. and what happened to the other 7 moorings (for those who need them)
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Postby Booby Trapper » Tue May 13, 2008 9:30 pm

Don't know what has happened to the moorings I was there last week and there were only 5 same at Brodick only 5

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moorings

Postby sahona » Tue May 13, 2008 11:03 pm

Millport still has full quota, plus jet-skiiers....
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Re: Value for money?

Postby oldgaffer1 » Wed May 14, 2008 1:36 pm

sahona wrote:BUT, what about something to do when you get there, apart from deer-watching? The butcher, the pub and, if you walk far enough, the distillery and campsite shop.

When I was a youngster there were (if memory serves me) from north to south in the village, my Aunt's souvenier shop, the main tearooms and petrol pump, the butcher, the bakery plus general stores and tearoom, the Hotel, a sweetie shop, a bank, the co-op, the post office, a general stores and fishing tackle shop and thence past the Village Hall (a film once a week,dancing twice a week) and the Youth Hostel to the tea room at the golf course run by Ruby(?) McAlister (a Peruvian Indian lady), her children and her Maid. At the time I thought that there was very little in the village - Sheesh, how times change! Mind you, there was no (legal) distillery then, the food at the Tearooms was vile (If I am never again forced to eat braised beef with 'orrible round rubbery bits in I shall die happy) and nostalgia isn't what it used to be....

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Postby Olivepage » Wed May 14, 2008 7:24 pm

Well I hope they are better at pontoon building than they are at sums:

Cost 158000
Association contribution 18000

Amount Outstanding 29000


I once had an accountant who could do sums like that.

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Postby sahona » Mon May 19, 2008 9:48 pm

Oldgaffer, I think you previously mentioned a hankering to return to Arran to retire and slosh around in boats? I just hope you have visited since your youth, as, in this case, it can't be recaptured. The place is lovely, you can't beat the sunlight on the hills and the wildlife, but there's nobody there........However, the bus ride to Brodick is great, and of course, free - to those who really matter.
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