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New pontoons will benefit all of Oban


There appears to be a determined campaign by one or two individuals, on behalf of one out-of-town business, to destroy the most important development for the benefit of the entire Oban community in many years - the provision of a town centre berthing facility for visiting boats.

As someone who helped to found Oban Bay Marine, the community company which campaigned for 10 years to bring Oban in line with almost all other harbours large and small round the coast, by providing town centre facilities, can I make the following points.

In the past, commercial marinas explored the option of building a marina on the esplanade. They determined that because of the cost of installing the very heavy duty attentuators, or floating breakwaters, necessary in the exposed bay, it was not commercially viable for them.

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