Control of Oban Bay could soon be transferred from Argyll and Bute Council to a trust port which would run the busy harbour.
Bonny Oban Bay was even busier than usual on Saturday as two major events drew large crowds to the town centre.
A boat sank in Oban Harbour yesterday, forcing experts to move to combat pollution fears.
A cordon was set up around a boat, due to a risk of pollution, after it had sunk overnight in Oban Bay.
A new group has been formed to help run the busy Oban harbour as a trust port on behalf of the community.
A community operated trust could take control of Oban Harbour and some of its major assets to boost its economic viability.
Users of Oban Bay are working to snatch control of the busy harbour from the grasp of a government body.
Calls are being made for urgent action to improve safety in Oban Bay after it emerged there have been more than 100 near misses and incidents involving vessels in the last 16 months.
Oban Bay should be run in the interests of all its users and not by one corporate body, was the message from the public at a special meeting.
Concerns at a government body’s plans to take full control of Oban Bay are being discussed at a public meeting.
Oban Lifeboat was called into action as soon as it returned to Oban Bay last night.