£8,200 grant will be used to stage a 1913-themed event

Tarbert (Loch Fyne)

Harbour Authority has received £8,200 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for Tarbert Harbour’s centenary celebrations.

A day of festivities will be held in Tarbert on Saturday 17 August to mark the harbour’s 100-year anniversary.

The celebrations aim to highlight the heritage of the harbour and Tarbert’s

fishing community and its importance in the development and growth of the village.

The

grant, which comes from the HLF’s Sharing Heritage programme, will be used to stage an event set in 1913, focused on the birth of the

Harbour Authority and its importance to the heritage of the village.

Highlights will include a 5K and 10K run, organised by a

volunteer committee, a community barbecue and an afternoon of

entertainment in the village including an interactive production from ‘The

Walking Theatre Company’, stalls selling local crafts and produce and children’s

entertainment.

Local

schoolchildren will perform their own specially commissioned piece of music in

celebration of the centenary.

Live

music by a local Scottish Ceilidh

band will continue the festivities in the evening.

Chairman of the

Trustees of Tarbert Harbour, Alan Macdonald said: ‘We are thrilled to have

received the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund to help us celebrate this special

occasion and are confident the centenary event will encourage the whole

community, both young and old, to

join in the celebration of the village’s heritage.’

The head of the HLF in Scotland, Colin McLean, added: ‘Sharing

Heritage is a wonderful opportunity for communities to delve into their local

heritage and we are delighted to be able to offer this grant so that Tarbert

Harbour Centenary Celebration can embark on a real journey of discovery.

‘Heritage means such different things to different people, and HLF’s funding

offers a wealth of opportunities for groups to explore and celebrate what’s

important to them in their area.’

Pictures show Tarbert Harbour and the Chairman of the Trustees Alan Macdonald