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Council ‘will do what it can’ to resolve Rothesay harbour row

Argyll Workboats' MV Seahorse II enters Rothesay harbour on July 15, 2013 after a six-year absence at the root of a row between the firm's owner and harbour operators Argyll and Bute Council.

Argyll Workboats' MV Seahorse II enters Rothesay harbour on July 15, 2013 after a six-year absence at the root of a row between the firm's owner and harbour operators Argyll and Bute Council.

 

Argyll and Bute Council officials and senior members will “do what they can” to resolve a long-running row over the use of Rothesay Harbour by a local businessman.

That’s the pledge made by the authority’s depute leader, Councillor Ellen Morton, after a fact-finding visit to Rothesay this week.

During her visit Councillor Morton met Calum McMillan, the owner of Argyll Workboats, who intends to pursue the council for almost £248,000 he says he is owed after being refused permission to berth his vessel, Seahorse II, at the harbour over a six-year period from 2007 to 2013.

“I’m disappointed to find us in this position,” Cllr Morton said.

“There are issues needing to be resolved and we will be doing what we can to resolve them.

“We want to supply a good service to our customers which keeps our customers happy. The meetings we had were very useful. But will they resolve anything? I don’t know.”

 

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