The Carbost Waterfront project aims to develop facilities that provide comprehensive public access to the sea at Carbost on the Isle of Skye.
These facilities will include a pier, launching slipway, pontoon jetty, parking, picnic areas, and public toilets/showers.
By providing these facilities we aim to create a permanent link between the communities of the area and the maritime environment.
We would like visitors who arrive by land to be able to explore by sea. We would like visitors who arrive by sea to be able to explore the land. We also would like commercial fishermen to know that they have a safe and welcoming harbour in which to tie up and land their catch or shelter from a gale and our youngsters to grow up with a knowledge of the sea and boats with an appetite for getting out upon it for work and play. We are aiming to create an environment for a thriving harbour culture that adds to the vitality of the area and endures for generations to come.
None of this will happen without building the infrastructure. Piers, slipways and pontoons are bridges that allow people to move between the land and the sea. We want to build a bridge that connects these two worlds.
Carbost Pier Ltd is a community company that is behind the regeneration of the waterfront at Carbost.
CPL was formed in 2007 and now has over 130 members. Membership is open to anyone who is interested in developing access to the sea at Carbost for the benefit of all.
Between 2007 and 2010 CPL developed its ideas and negotiated access to the land, foreshore, and seabed along the waterfront at Carbost.
The company have received donations from The Highland Council, The Big Lottery and The Scottish Community Projects Fund which was used to commission an engineer's report into the proposed facilities.