The SCA Office has received the following email from Iain at Turus Mara regarding parking at the Ulva Ferry on Mull. If you are headed that way, please be considerate and park elsewhere, or contact them in advance to see if it is ok for you to park there. They are happy to advise of alternative parking places.
'We at Turus Mara pay an annual rate for parking at Ulva Ferry on Mull, for the use of our clients on our daily boat trips. The parking is well signposted and also has “no unauthorised parking” notices all along the area.
While we appreciate that some of the kayakers who ignore these signs may not be members of your association, we would ask that you spread the word that we will have no hesitation in blocking vehicles which ignore the signs. While kayakers may be arriving at a time when the space is almost empty, during our operational times, i.e 09.00 to 18.00, we may require up to 50 or more spaces which is the full capacity of our area.
On occasions we have had paddlers leaving their vehicles for days while they camp on the Islands. This is inconsiderate and in future will precipitate some action which will not be good PR for anyone.
Please can kayakers contact us before they visit, and we can let them know if it's ok for them to park. Generally, we cannot tolerate this during the months May to August inclusive. We would prefer to have amicable contact to advise them of the possible alternatives when our parking is closed to them. We do not wish to spoil anyone’s fun!
I should also point out that the policy of the Hebridean Trust for the protection of the wild life and birdlife on the Treshnish Isles is that overnighting on the islands should not be allowed during the breeding season, i.e May to August.'