Sunday, August 06, 2006

Cruise Ships At Fort William one day?

Photo is taken from Fort William where a new dock for cruise ships may be built. This picture was taken by one of our guests, Libby Higgins, a month ago and looks down Loch Linnhe from Fort William. Thanks Libby.

Cruise ships at Fort William?
The deep water dock isn't built yet, the marina is not there, nor is the top class hotel, but they will be one day. That is, if the plans from three development companies for the Fort William waterfront go through.
It will involve re-claiming more land from Loch Linnhe. Let's hope it is not a pipe dream once more.
Gillian and I have moaned for years about the wasted opportunity offered by the lochside by-pass. It could be the Cannes of the North. It needs a couple of access tunnels to the waterside, the back of all the buildings cleaned up and gentrified, the widening of the pavement, and some planted palms. Yes, making use of our local ability to grow Mediterranean plants would be a good idea. We get some help from the Gulf Stream.

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