Morvern Community Development Company

Lochaline Harbour, Lochaline, Morvern, PA80 5XT

Flood damaged footbridge to be reinstated

Scottish Sea Farms donates final £600 needed to complete the project in Morvern

Mugosdial Footbridge Reinstatement Group has confirmed receipt of a £600 grant from the Scottish Sea Farms Heart of the Community Trust.  A total of £2,000 was raised by the group and they are now in a position to finalise plans for the renewed footbridge, which is is an integral link for pedestrian access within the village, and was used frequently by the whole community.L-R Michael Brambell, Mark Newsham, Patricia Brambell, Martin Gale and Hugh Morris.

The footbridge across Mungosdial River was lost in a flash flood in November 2014.  The bridge specifically provides access from the public road end at Bunnavoulin, over the river, to the public road end which leads to Drimnin Pier and access to the water taxi service to Tobermory.

Much of the manual work on the new bridge was carried out by members of the local community, some of whom are pictured (l-r): Michael Brambell, Mark Newsham, Patricia Brambell, Martin Gale and Hugh Morris.

Martin Gale, Leader of Mungosdial Footbridge Reinstatement Group, said: “We are delighted to receive this funding from Scottish Sea Farms.  This ensures that we can now finalise works on the footbridge this year.  It is a hugely important part of our local infrastructure and we can’t wait to get the project finished so that the entire community can benefit.”

Dave Mealand from Scottish Sea Farms, said: “This project was something that our Heart of the Community fund was happy to help with.  We can see how important a safe and attractive footbridge is to the whole village.  We look forward to walking across the completed bridge in due course.”

Application forms for the Heart of the Community can be found on the Scottish Sea Farms website – www.scottishseafarms.com – together with full details of the criteria required.