Plans for a major expansion at a Moray harbour have been unveiled.
Cullen Sea School, run by charity Three Harbours Association (THA), is preparing to undertake a major refurbishment of the harbour’s old parliament building.
The charity was established in 2010, with representatives from the three communities of Cullen, Portknockie and Findochty.
It strives to capitalise on community collaboration to “maximise” the recreational, educational and tourist potential of the three historic former fishing harbours and surrounding coastline.
In 2016, THA worked to renovate a redundant building at the town’s harbour, creating the Cullen Sea School.
The venture has brought many visitors to the area and offers small boat building classes, sailing, coastal rowing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and training courses.
Last night, Professor Ashley Mowat – chairman of THA – explained plans for expanding the school.
The charity wants to create a new multi- purpose space on the top floor of the building to be used a booking office, to deliver classroom training and as a community meeting place at other times.
In the summer months, locals and visitors will be able to take advantage of a new retail kiosk, refurbished toilets and improved picnic seating area.
Professor Mowat said: “Cullen Sea School is the first major project for us since we opened in 2012 and we’re eager to hear what people think of the plans for this development.”
He added: “None of the this would have been possible without funding from Highland and Moray FLAG European & Maritime Fisheries Fund Programme and Scottish Government, in addition to the Beatrice fund, sources not normally available to local authorities.
“We would like to thank the funders, Moray Council, and all that have provided support in getting to this point.’’
For anyone wishing more information on the refurbishment plans, details will be on public display in the sea school from 10am – 12pm on March 21, March 28 and April 4.
To find out more visit cullenseaschool.co.uk