Friday, 28 September 2007

SCOT VENTURE at Sandbank

A view of the coaster SCOT VENTURE alongside the pier at Sandbank illustrates the requirement to move the timber loading operation away from the main marina berths. The close proximity of pleasure craft at the marina has led to proposals to develop a new timber-loading berth, at a new two-berth pier a little further up the loch. These plans are shown on the Holy Loch Marina website. A further three ships are due to call in the next few days, such is the quantity of timber being shipped out through Sandbank. SCOT VENTURE sailed soon after this picture was taken, for Campbeltown, where she was to load a further 600 tonnes of timber.