Loch Tay to get 40-berth marina – excellent news for Glasgow and Edinburh boaters
One of Scotland’s lochs is to become home to a new marina, providing Perthshire’s rural economy with an economic boost.
The operators of Taymouth Marina, at Kenmore – just over an hour’s drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh – say the project will create 50 jobs around Loch Tay.
The marina will incorporate 40 deep and shallow berths sheltered by a newly-constructed breakwater extending 70m onto the loch.
It will also give locals and visitors the chance to learn and learn some of the arts of sailing in the non-tidal loch as part of a wide range of courses led by trained instructors.
The development includes a new waterfront restaurant and wine bar with views across Loch Tay to Kenmore and the Ben Lawers mountain range – much of which is designated as a National Nature Reserve.
Taymouth Marina is the realisation of a long-held dream for the Crieff-based owners, Eric and Naomi Strickland who are partners in multi-award winning architects McKenzie Strickland Associates and both qualified yacht-masters. Eric, who is also a sailing instructor, first learned to sail on Loch Tay as a child and met Naomi, on the water 15 years ago.
The project will boost berthing options for the many yachtsmen based in Glasgow and Edinburgh.