Oban lawyer, Mike Robertson, of Oban Bay Marine gave a presentation on the project last night to the Cross Party Group (CPG) on Recreational Boating & Marine Tourism at the Scottish Parliament.
Speaking afterwards Jamie McGrigor MSP, who has been a consistent supporter of OBM’s plans to develop pontoons in Oban Bay, said:
“ This is the second time that this proposal has been put before the CPG and it was sad to hear that some Councillors in Argyll are against the project which has the full hearted support of Oban businesses and the majority of Oban people.
‘The fact that Oban, the gateway to the inner and outer Hebrides, does not have an adequate marina has long been remarked on and it is a glaring omission on the town’s infrastructure. I pledge my support for this project which I consider would be a great benefit to Oban and to Scottish marine tourism generally.
‘I congratulate volunteers such as Mike Robertson and others who have given so much of their time voluntarily for the good of the people of Oban.’