£2m marina revamp plans sailing towards conclusion

Plans for a £2 million revamp of a marina next to the Capital are progressing well, chiefs have said.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 18th July 2016, 2:13 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 4:37 pm
Port Edgar Marina to be significantly revamped. Picture; contributed
Port Edgar Marina to be significantly revamped. Picture; contributed

Home to Scotland’s largest watersports centre, Port Edgar Marina – located in the shadow of the Forth bridges –will become a year-round visitor and leisure destination once the improvement works are complete.

The plans will see the enhancement of the existing 300-berth marina with new shops and food outlets.

Marina bosses also said they were committed to achieving the 5 Anchor Standard under the prestigious Yacht Harbour Association’s global accreditation scheme. They are working with GLM Architects on the development of their masterplan.

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Russell Aitken, managing director at Port Edgar, said: “Over the past year, we’ve secured the future of the marina as a sailing destination by dredging the harbour, bringing in a mobile crane and improving the security, lighting and access to the slipway for boat handling.

“By upgrading our facilities, we’re opening up the marina to a much wider audience.”

He added: “Port Edgar has a rich and varied history and we’re making sure that it has an exciting future.”