£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.

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

schoolchildren will perform their own specially commissioned piece of music in
celebration of the centenary.

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