The Inverness Courier today has a front-page article and a editorial leader about the current speculation concerning the former McDermotts Yard on the Carse. The term "Port of Ardersier" is gaining currency at the moment. It'll be a big disappointment now if nothing comes off after all the recent press speculation. The Courier begins:
"A major operator in the renewables sector is set to move into the former oil rig construction yard at Ardersier.
The clearest indication so far that a big development is in the pipeline was given yesterday with the news that advanced talks have taken place between agents acting on behalf of site owners the Port of Ardersier, formerly the Whiteness Development Company, and an unnamed third party." More in todays Courier.
Maybe before too long anyone parking down the harbour to
feed chips to seagulls admire the scenery will be able once again to look across to the bright lights of industry shining on the Carse. Let's hope this all goes ahead sooner rather than later and that perhaps, some locals that currently work off-shore or travel further afield for work, will be able to translate their skills into employment down by.