Cruise organiser ‘excited’ by potential of Tweed Dock

Tweedmouth harbour jetty

Tweedmouth harbour jetty

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A leading cruise ship co-ordinator is excited at the possibility of passengers landing at Tweedmouth and hopes to visit the area soon.

Alan Irving, chief executive of Berwick Harbour Commission, was guest speaker at Berwick Probus Club and updated the situation since he revealed a month ago that people could disembark once the existing jetty was rebuilt.

He stressed that the port would not make much out of such a project but it could be a boost for tourism and the economy. He felt the commission would need to work with Berwick Town Council on this.

Members were told that it was not correct that the commission had no interest in a marina. They had a consultant’s report on a scheme for the area between the dock and Carr Rock and it was not feasible.

The dock itself could not be used but the new jetty could be suitable as a mini-marina site.

Mr Irving stressed that short of blowing up the bar at Pier end, it would not be possible to expand the port. Ships now coming into dock were of the maximum size.

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