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Sleat Community Council

Comhairle Choimhearsnachd Shlèite

Drop in sessions and Public Meeting this week

Added on 19 May 2013

Further to the withdrawal of the Planning Application from Marine Harvest for a fish farm at Suisnish Point in January 2013, we now know Hjaltland are hoping to develop up to three fish farms in Lochs Eishort and Slapin.  As the process starts, public consultation is being made and I would draw your attention to two events this coming week, the drop-in session organised by Hjaltland to brief the public on a one-to-one basis and an open meeting chaired by Sleat Community Council to inform and engage the Community.  Sleat Community Council wished to hold a public meeting with a Q&A session involving Hjaltland management but this invitation was declined as they felt their drop-in sessions would be more productive, in their experience public meetings are taken over by one or two individuals imposing their views on those attending such events.


Tuesday, 21 May 14:00 – 20:00
Seomar Cruinneachaidh, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig
Grieg Seafood Hjaltland UK Drop in session
To outline proposals for three fish farm developments at two sites in Loch Eishort, and one in Loch Slapin, near Suisnish Point. Further information from Grant Cumming, Farm Operations Manager, Hjaltland on 01595 741800.
Similar events are taking place at Elgol 2-5 on the 22nd May and 2-8 in the Broadford Hotel, Thursday 23rd May

(Please note these timings may be different from previously advised but are as advertised to the Public in the West Highland Free Press.)

Thursday 23rd May at 19:30 Sleat Community Council Open Meeting
As a follow up to the drop-in session, Sleat Community Council are convening a public meeting on Thursday 23rd May at 19:30 hrs at Seomar Cruinneachaidh, Sabhal Mor Ostaig Old Campus to inform residents and seek views from the Community of the proposal by Hjaltland to develop three fish farms, two in Loch Eishort and one in Loch Slapin.  Hjaltland were invited to present their proposals at this meeting but have declined to participate.  This meeting is open to all and for any further information please contact the SCC on

Hope you can attend these sessions and please pass this information to anyone you think may be interested.