Subjects: Navigation, Vessels, Harbour
Increased berthing fees at Moray Council harbours agreed
Boatowners using Moray's harbours will pay more for their berths from April.Councillors agreed new rates at a meeting today.Chair of Moray Council’s Economic Development and Infrastructure Committee, Cllr John Cowe, said he was glad new charges have been set.The committee agreed the following charges:Pontoon berth - £60 per metre rounded up to next metre. This means that a 5.2metre vessel will be
Harbour fees increases and improvements agreed
Boat owners will be paying more for their berthing at Moray’s harbours from next April, the first significant increase since 2008. Councillors sitting on the Economic Development and Infrastructure committee agreed to raise the charges to cover increasing maintenance costs of the council’s six harbours. Boat owners will now pay £60 a metre for a pontoon berth, up from £40. In addition the 25% disc
Beatrice project to provide economic boost for Buckie harbour
Buckie harbour is to get an economic boost with the announcement this week of the £2.6billion Beatrice offshore windfarm development.The harbour has been chosen by Scottish and Southern Energy as a contingency base for the project’s operation and maintenance work, and for the marine control co-ordination base.Confirmation of the harbour’s role will bring major benefits to the area in the lease of
Schools' Walk of Fame
Congratulations to the Moray primary schoolchildren who are stepping out and leading the way in the national Walk of Fame competition which encourages active travel to school.On Monday - the first day of the competition - Moray had four schools in the top 10 in Scotland, with Kinloss Primary in pole position followed by Greenwards in fourth, Burghead in sixth and Bishopmill in eighth.Yesterday Mor
New Moray Council dredger officially named
Moray Council’s new £2.5million dredger was officially named today.
Public invited to witness dredger naming ceremony
The public are being invited to witness the naming of Moray Council's new £2.5million dredger at Buckie harbour tomorrow.
Amended from previous release: Council launches consultation on harbour fees
Councillors today agreed to undertake a consultation with users and local communities on development plans for council-owned harbours in Moray.The consultation will include proposals to increase berthing charges at its six harbours - Buckie, Burghead, Hopeman, Findochty, Portknockie and Cullen – which would have helped to move the six harbours closer to being self-funding.They currently operate at
Winter returns! Our gritter teams will be out today and tomorrow am on these routes
RouteActionCauseStart TimeBuckie 2 - Cullen (L/H)Pre-treat - 20g/m² SaltSnow/slush < 50mm Forecast26.04.2016 18:00Ice also forecastDava 1 (VH/H)Pre-treat - 20g/m² SaltSnow/slush < 50mm Forecast26.04.2016 18:00Ice also forecastDava 1 (VH/H)Treat - 15g/m² SaltSnow/slush < 50mm Forecast27.04.2016 06:00Increase to 20g if snow conditionsDufftown 1 - Glenrinnes (VH/H)Pre-treat -
The closing date for applications to access grant funding of up to £5,000 is April 22nd – this Friday!
The closing date for applications to access grant funding of up to £5,000 is April 22nd – this Friday!Forms are available from this link: The initiative is being administered by a working group consisting of volunteer representatives of community groups in Moray, supported by Moray Council’s Community Support Unit. Any local community, voluntary or non-profit organisation can apply for funding, fr
Buckie Harbour joins international sea clean-up scheme.
Buckie Harbour is the latest port to sign up to an international marine protection scheme to clear the seas of rubbish.
Scotland’s only council-owned dredger made its inaugural journey from shipyard to sea today.
Scotland’s only council-owned dredger made its inaugural journey from shipyard to sea yesterday.The £2.5million, 250 tonne vessel inched slowly from the Macduff Shipyard construction shed in Buckie to the bottom of the harbour slipway in a 2-hour operation commencing in the small hours. See time lapse film hereTransported on 20 sets of remotely-controlled transporter wheels, the 90-foot ship was f
Buckie's Cluny Primary pupils get an exclusive pre-launch tour of the ship they named
The children that came up with the winning name for Moray Council’s new £2.5million dredger got their first sight of the vessel in a VIP tour yesterday Pupils from Buckie’s Cluny Primary came up with the name ‘Selkie’, a mythical Scottish creature that resembles a seal in the water but assumes human form on land. More pictures available in 'related material' section.
Council tax bills bar code error
A proportion of council tax bills issued over the last two weeks have a misprint which could make payment difficult.
Education Scotland backs plans for new primary at East End
Moray Council's plans to establish a new primary school at a temporary site within the East Elgin campus has been backed by Education Scotland.
Councillor's surgery dates
Councillor Sean Morton (ward 4 Fochabers Lhanbryde)is holding councillor’s surgery next week.Portgordon community centre on Tuesday 15th March from 6 – 7pmElgin access point on Wednesday 16th March from 1 – 2pm
Springtime fun at the Library!
There is no need for children to be bored this Easter holiday with plenty of fun activities on offer at local libraries across Moray. As well as their usual story times and Bookbug story and rhyme sessions, Elgin Library will be holding a Springtime craft session for children on Thursday 31st March from 2.30, and an Animal Sleepover on Wednesday 6th April from 6pm, when children are in
Finderne CC result
Finderne Community Council has been established following election. The result is available at http://www.moray.gov.uk/moray_standard/page_60800.html
Mixed bag of conditions acorss Moray tonight. Our treatment schedule here:
RouteActionCauseStart TimeBuckie 1 - Fochabers (L)Standby at HomeNo Adverse Cond's f/c - pm07.03.2016 15:00Buckie 1 - Fochabers (L)Standby in DepotSnow/slush < 50mm Forecast08.03.2016 06:00SID as precautionBuckie 2 - Cullen (L/H)Pre-treat - 15g/m² SaltLight Frost Forecast07.03.2016 18:00Top-upBuckie 2 - Cullen (L/H)Plough and Treat - 20g/m² SaltSnow/slush < 50mm Forecast08.
Higher routes looking decidedly icy this weekend. Here's our treatment schedule for tonight/tomorrow
RouteActionCauseStart TimeBuckie 1 - Fochabers (L)No Action/Standby at HomeNo Adverse Cond's f/c - pm04.03.2016 18:00Buckie 1 - Fochabers (L)Standby in DepotPossibility of Ice Forecast05.03.2016 06:00Review in amBuckie 2 - Cullen (L/H)Pre-treat - 20g/m² SaltPossibility of Ice Forecast04.03.2016 18:00Low confidence of snow f/cBuckie 2 - Cullen (L/H)Treat - 20g/m² SaltPossibility
Our road treatment schedule for today and tomorrow morning
RouteActionCauseStart TimeBuckie 1 - Fochabers (L)Pre-treat - 15g/m² SaltPossibility of Ice Forecast02.03.2016 16:30Buckie 1 - Fochabers (L)No Action/Standby at HomeNo Adverse Cond's f/c - am03.03.2016 06:00Buckie 2 - Cullen (L/H)Pre-treat - 20g/m² SaltSnow/slush < 50mm Forecast02.03.2016 16:30Buckie 2 - Cullen (L/H)Standby in DepotPossibility of Ice Forecast03.03.2016 06: