28th April 2007
"It's Good News All Round" in the latest Harbour
News, Issue 2.
5th April 2007
Confirmation has been received from the Scottish Executive
that grant aid has been approved for dredging the River Harbour
approach channel which will enable continuous access for most
larger fishing and commercial vessels. The North Cardinal Mark
in Wick Bay , known locally as the flaggie and which
was lost in a recent storm will also be replaced in the near future.
The latter is the subject of a current MCA Navigation Warning,
3rd April 2007
We are finalising details of Phase 1 of our marina development
which will consist of a 100 metre length of berthing pontoons
fronting The Jetty in the Outer Harbour . These will be for summer
berthing of leisure craft and will be accessed via a gangway adjacent
to the existing showers and toilets. Installation is planned for
May this year, in time to host the Moray Firth Flotilla event
taking place from 22nd to the 24th of June, which looks like developing
into a spectacular celebration of our sailing heritage.
Phase 2 of the marina development, offering 70 permanent
berths, is planned for next year and is currently at the Business
Plan and funding research stage. We are very optimistic that this
can be delivered. The proposed layout is shown below.
13th April 2006
Annual 2005 Report on Light Outages.
7th March 2006
We've produced a marketing brochure to encourage new visitors
and businesses to the harbour and the surrounding area. Feel free
to print a copy off - Harbour
4th March 2006
We've created a newsletter to keep interested parties informed
of what we're doing around the harbour and to show everyone what
we intend for the future. You can pick up a free copy locally,
or read it right here - Harbour
News, Issue 1
1st July 2005
Under the Wick Harbour Revision (Constitution) Order 2005,
which came into force on 1st July, the management of the Harbour
is now under the auspices of Wick Harbour Authority. This process
was promoted by the Government under its Trust Port Review initiative,
to modernise and streamline the administration of ports operating
under sometimes archaic legislation and unwieldy management structures.
Drawing up the Revision Order
has been a lengthy and detailed task, but we now have a Constitution
which allows us to operate as a modern business, with a seven
man Board appointed through a selection process, after advertisement
and interview. We also have the facility to form wholly owned
subsidiaries or enter into partnerships, to further our aim of
restoring financial viability to the port, which has experienced
a serious decline in income with the demise of the east coast
white fish industry.
The Board faces a long and hard struggle to achieve
this, but all are committed to the task, and we shall endeavour
to keep you updated via this site.
The North and South River Piers have recently
undergone major strengthening works to withstand winter storms
and protect the lower reaches of the town. It is hoped that news
of a final phase will be forthcoming.