Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network

December 30, 2007

Download a (83Kb .pdf) statement written by the Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network which expresses concern that the destruction of fish stocks is having a negative impact on the sea angling industry. This piece received a mention in today’s Sunday Post.

Oban Time – Oban Bay Development

December 27, 2007

Article in the Oban Times speculating on pontoon developments in Oban Bay. Please note this article has been deemed “useful publicity but has caused confusion”. 27/12/07

John Anderson Letter

December 22, 2007

Letter from John Anderson, Chair of Oban Bay Marine to its members, outlining two recent and significant Oban Bay Marine developments. 22/12/07

Sarah Benfield SSMEI Sound of Mull Officer

December 20, 2007

Letter from Sarah Benfield, SSMEI Sound of Mull Officer, Argyll and Bute Council, confirming the appointment of John Wilson as the chair of future meetings.

Marine & Coastal Development Report

December 11, 2007

Download a (5.3Mb .pdf) report from the Marine & Coastal Development Unit of Argyll & Bute Council entitled “Marine and Coastal Visitor Management, Public Engagement and Interpretation in Argyll and the Islands: the way forward”. The report follows the Unit’s 2006 Wildlife Operator Survey.

SSMEI Sound of Mull Poster Distrubution

December 10, 2007

Download (386kb .pdf) and please help distribute posters for the community drop-in sessions regarding the SSMEI Sound of Mull project on the 18 December 2007 (1145 – 1545) at the Lochaline Village Hall and 19 December 2007 ( 1200 – 1545) at the Council offices in Tobermory.

AGM Minutes

December 8, 2007

Minutes from AGM of WHAM (West Highland Anchorages and Moorings Association) which took place today. ACBA is a member of WHAM.

Sarah Benfield Argyll & Bute Council Letter

December 3, 2007

Letter from Sarah Benfield, Argyll & Bute Council, regarding the above meeting and website with links to revised policy documents and a request for working group members to vote on whether they would be happy for John Wilson to chair future meetings (ACBA responded positively to this suggestion).

SSMEI Minutes

Minutes (68kb .doc) from the meeting of the SSMEI Sound of Mull Working Group held in Craignure 0n 14 November 2007.

Oban Harbour Users Group – Notes

November 22, 2007

Notes from Robert Kincaid who attended a meeting of OHUG (Oban Harbour Users Group) today representing ACBA

Scottish Sustainable Marine Environment Initiative (SSMEI) for the Sound of Mull

September 28, 2007

Introduction to the Scottish Sustainable Marine Environment Initiative (SSMEI) for the Sound of Mull introduced in June 2007. Downloads for project briefs and Q&As. Please note ACBA requires a representative willing to attend the SSMEI meetings – travel expenses will be met by the project.

Archive 2008

September 27, 2007

Article in the Oban Times speculating on pontoon developments in Oban Bay. Please note this article has been deemed “useful publicity but has caused confusion”. 27/12/07

Letter from John Anderson, Chair of Oban Bay Marine to its members, outlining two recent and significant Oban Bay Marine developments. 22/12/07

Letter from Sarah Benfield, SSMEI Sound of Mull Officer, Argyll and Bute Council, confirming the appointment of John Wilson as the chair of future meetings. 20/12/07

Download a (5.3Mb .pdf) report from the Marine & Coastal Development Unit of Argyll & Bute Council entitled “Marine and Coastal Visitor Management, Public Engagement and Interpretation in Argyll and the Islands: the way forward”. The report follows the Unit’s 2006 Wildlife Operator Survey. 11/12/07

Download (386kb .pdf) and please help distribute posters for the community drop-in sessions regarding the SSMEI Sound of Mull project on the 18 December 2007 (1145 – 1545) at the Lochaline Village Hall and 19 December 2007 ( 1200 – 1545) at the Council offices in Tobermory. 10/12/07

Minutes from AGM of WHAM (West Highland Anchorages and Moorings Association) which took place today. ACBA is a member of WHAM. 08/12/07

Minutes (68kb .doc) from the meeting of the SSMEI Sound of Mull Working Group held in Craignure 0n 14 November 2007. 03/12/07

Website of new SSMEI Sound of Mull website. 03/12/07

Letter from Sarah Benfield, Argyll & Bute Council, regarding the above meeting and website with links to revised policy documents and a request for working group members to vote on whether they would be happy for John Wilson to chair future meetings (ACBA responded positively to this suggestion). 03/12/07

Notes from Robert Kincaid who attended a meeting of OHUG (Oban Harbour Users Group) today representing ACBA. 22/11/07

Introduction to the Scottish Sustainable Marine Environment Initiative (SSMEI) for the Sound of Mull introduced in June 2007. Downloads for project briefs and Q&As. Please note ACBA requires a representative willing to attend the SSMEI meetings – travel expenses will be met by the project. 28/09/07

Letter (45Kb .doc) from Mark Carter (Chairman of the Hebridean Partnership) to Richard Lochhead MSP entitled “A Call for a Scottish Conservation Order for Seals”. 14/09/07

Letter from Elaine Lauder, Treasurer of Oban Bay Marine, giving information on the development and why it is so important to Oban. 05/09/07

Press Release (43Kb .doc) from Scottish Environment LINK welcoming the announcement by Environment Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead that the new Scottish government intends to introduce a Scottish Marine Bill. 19/06/07

A Call for a Scottish Conservation Order for Seals

September 14, 2007

Letter (45Kb .doc) from Mark Carter (Chairman of the Hebridean Partnership) to Richard Lochhead MSP entitled “A Call for a Scottish Conservation Order for Seals”.

Oban Bay Marine – Elaine Lauder Letter

September 5, 2007

Letter from Elaine Lauder, Treasurer of Oban Bay Marine, giving information on the development and why it is so important to Oban.

Scottish Environment LINK Press Release

June 19, 2007

Press Release (43Kb .doc) from Scottish Environment LINK welcoming the announcement by Environment Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead that the new Scottish government intends to introduce a Scottish Marine Bill.

Coastal Development Unit Contact Information

June 7, 2007

Contacts for the Marine and Coastal Development Unit within Argyll & Bute Council, based in Oban.