Highlands & Islands

Pontoon plan for Elgol on Skye not so bonny, say locals

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Image caption Elgol provides views of the Cuillin mountains

A plan to give more boats access to a harbour on Skye has been opposed by locals because they say it will spoil one of best views on the island.

Highland Council proposes to install a pontoon at Elgol to give an additional eight berths for boats and relieve congestion at the popular spot.

Elgol on Loch Scavaig has a view of Skye's famous Cuillin mountain range.

A petition started by residents opposing the pontoon has gathered about 250 signatures so far.

The local authority was awarded a £65,000 grant to help fund the project.

It has said the extra berths would relieve congestion at Elgol's main pier and improve access to the sea for all members of the community.

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