HC Deb 30 August 1895 vol 36 c1235

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate, whether steps will be taken to put the Harbour of Portmahomack into such a condition that fishing boats may be able to enter at all states of the tide?


The Harbour is in the hands of private trustees, who decline to spend more money upon it. The estimated cost of the work, between £4,000 and £5,000, places it practically outside the category of the undertakings contemplated by the West Highlands and Islands Works Act, and the Fishery Board are, I understand, not prepared to spend so large a sum upon it when there are other cases of more importance to be considered. I cannot, therefore, hold out expectation that any addition to the harbour works can at present be constructed out of public funds.