Archive for the ‘Etive’ Category

Dawnfresh Trout netting breach in Loch Awe

Over the past few years Dawnfresh has repeatedly told our communities that the reason they need to replace the trout farm units is because the nets were old and vulnerable and the new nets were unbreachable. Beginning of February saw a net breach in Loch Awe and thousands of trout were released. The net concerned […]

February 14, 2018   Posted in: Etive, Industry  No Comments

Temporary Tidal Turbine trial in Loch Etive September 2017

Sustainable Marine Energy Ltd is planning to site a floating tidal energy platform for 4-6wks in Loch Etive at Connel to test the equipment. This will not be connected to cables, nor is it to assess the loch, the eventual location equipment is for use elsewhere. John McGlynn will be at Connel Community Council on […]

May 21, 2017   Posted in: Business, Community Council, Etive  No Comments

Dawnfresh application for Etive 6

Dawnfresh have put in yet another planning application – this time to extend the NEW site of Etive 6 at Airds Bay, close to Taynuilt by an additional Reference: 15/02607/MFF Officer: Allocated To Area Office Telephone: 01546 605518 Ward Details: 20 – Oban North And Lorn Community Council: Taynuilt Community Council Proposal: Modification of fish […]

November 10, 2015   Posted in: Agriculture, argyll and bute council, Community Council, Etive  No Comments

Dawnfresh application to enlarge the new trout farm site at Taynuilt

In 2013 -2014 the community around Loch Etive fought long and hard to prevent a new huge fish farm site being added to Loch Etive. The council sadly decided to ignore the community feeling and approved the application. During the process Dawnfresh reduced the size of the site, and assured repeated community questions that they […]

November 6, 2015   Posted in: Etive, Industry  No Comments

Friends of Loch Etive legal case dismissed “A charity that aims to preserve and protect a Highland sea loch has had a legal challenge against a local authority’s decision to grant approval for a new fish farm dismissed.” “In a written opinion, Lord Burns said: “The council have decided to rationalise fish farming activity by the grant of planning permission for […]

May 30, 2015   Posted in: argyll and bute council, Etive  No Comments

Loch Etive : Shores of Shame facebook group

A new group has been formed for folk who are upset at the sad state of the shoreline of this once beautiful loch. They are pushing for the Crown Estates and the Council to get the shoreline commercial shellfish industry rubbish cleared up. Conversations have broadened out to the other rubbish along the shores.

May 10, 2014   Posted in: Environment, Etive  No Comments

Dawnfresh Fishfarm – planning committee supported the planning officers approval of application

A long day at the office… well at the planning committee meeting .. for a strong contingent of the local community to share with the planning committee their views on the Dawnfresh planning application for the large new trout farm on Loch Etive. Of the people living around the loch, 89% of the  written submissions […]

January 29, 2014   Posted in: Etive  No Comments

Dawnfresh public meeting

The meeting to consider the Dawnfresh application to put large fishfarms into Loch Etive has been arranged for 29th January at Corran Halls , Oban This is where the Argyll and Bute Councillors will hear the case for this application. If you wrote or emailed a submission to the planning application last year you should […]

January 17, 2014   Posted in: Business, Etive, Industry  No Comments

Sunset from Connel Bridge 13 Oct

Nice sunset tonight (taken by SE)

October 13, 2013   Posted in: Arts and Crafts, Community, Etive, North Connel, Weather  No Comments

Dawnfresh fish farm technicians wanted

Dawnfresh are looking for new recruits to their Loch Etive production but have not had any success in filling the posts yet, so they have asked the local community councils for help – are you interested ? Dawnfresh Farming Ltd, part of the Dawnfresh Seafoods Group, is the largest Trout Farming Company operating in the UK. […]

September 24, 2013   Posted in: Etive  No Comments