Forth Yacht Clubs Association
Friends of the Charlotte Dundas
(the world's first practical steamboat)
Public meeting at Grangemouth on 27th November.
MEDIEVAL HARBOUR FOUND AT CAMBUSKENNETH ABBEY
Forth sailors may be interested in the attached cutting from The Times, Tuesday 9th September 2014.
A test pit has revealed a harbour wall.
Funding is being sought for a more detailed investigation next year.
The wall site is about 20 yards from the present river. This could mean there was a bit more to the harbour than simply a river wharf like Stirling town quay. Given the wealth of the Abbey and the high status of some of its visitors a more elaborate landing would seem a possiblity.
Lowland Canal Closure for Railway maintenance
DUNBAR VISITORS BERTHING
Members may like to know that the visitors' berth is now on the east wall on the north side of the bridge. It dries approximately 2 hours each side of HW.
For most visitors this will mean berthing where one can and then moving to the visitors berth when water permits. The deepest water, the first berth one can reach on entry, is below the castle so this berth is busy.
It may be possible to make arrangements to berth temporarily below the castle to make an early departure to carry the flood tide up the Forth.
The new harbour master is Gary Lawson. Bob Clunas has retired.
GALLOWAY PIER (North Berwick)
From May to August the GALLOWAY PIER, the low water landing at North Berwick, is being extended and heightened.
The works should not greatly affect users in the harbour but skippers should be alert to commercial craft movements as the pier is close to the leading line. A jack up barge is in position.
30 metre high horses heads at Falkirk ... more details here
Preferential Dinghy Hire at Port Edgar for members of FYCA affiliated clubs - details here
Berths and Shore Facilities in Forth Harbours