Richard Lochhead

Moray SNP News



Local MSP Richard Lochhead has written to the Elgin and Lossiemouth Harbour Company making strong representations on behalf of members of the Lossiemouth community about their ongoing concerns that bollards erected at the Marina will reduce visitor numbers in the area.

Mr Lochhead has been contacted by members of the local community who are concerned that the bollards and the no entry signs erected by the Harbour Board are very unwelcoming for visitors in what should be the heart of the town for tourists.

In his letter to the Harbour Board, Moray MSP Richard Lochhead, has sought a meeting to discuss the concerns of the community that visitor trade has reduced since the bollards were erected, and to ask that they reconsider.

Richard Lochhead said:

“I was concerned to hear from members of the community that visitor trade in the harbour area is being affected by the erection of bollards and no entry signs, by the Harbour Board, at the Marina. 

“The harbour and the marina are the heart of the community and I sympathise with the view in Lossiemouth that the area should be open and accessible for locals and tourists alike. 

“Since speaking with members of the community about these concerns, I have written to the Elgin and Lossiemouth Harbour Board asking to meet and making strong representations on the community’s behalf.  I’ve asked that they reconsider and perhaps look at other less obstructive solutions.”