Save The Harbour

The Scottish Seabird Centre have submitted a planning application for a significant expansion of their buildings as part of a rebranding of the facility as a National Marine Centre. The application notes that this redevelopment is needed to make the operation viable again. No information has been provided to show how investment in a new building will create viability in the revised entity.

This huge expansion of the site will cost in the order of £5m and will cause dramatic change to the much loved community environment around Anchor Green. No evidence is provided with the application as to how the development will change the financial viability of the facility, or how change will be effect visitor numbers. However we believe this development and the huge disruption that it will force on local businesses, societies and charities during its construction will place all of these parts of the community at risk.

To support this we have created a dedicated campaign site containing information about the proposal and how to comment.

National Marine Centre presentation


 The Scottish Seabird Centre are holding an 'information sharing session' about their proposals to develop a £5.5M National Marine Centre. It will be on Monday 10 April in the Abbey Church hall, Church Road, North Berwick from 10.30hrs until 20.00hrs. This is open to all members of the public. The proposed extension to the seabird centre will have an impact on all of North Berwick and the harbour users especially. We would encourage you to attend if you can.

The Beach Huts Are Coming!


Our first 6 beach huts will be arriving shortly and will be available for rent for the season from April to September. They will be located near the new sea defence wall on the harbour esplanade. We are hoping to offer them to worthwhile activities and sports participation etc.

If you would like to apply for a beach hut please email stating your organisation, purpose and intended use of the hut.

Invitation to quote for Beach Hut fabrication.

The Harbour Trust Association is planning to erect some “Beach Hut” style commercial units within the harbour area for prospective businesses to use as sales outlets. We wish to obtain quotes for the fabrication and erection of a standard beach hut to the following specification NBHTA Beach Hut Spec As a guide we will be looking for somewhere between 3 and 6 huts depending on demand.
Please sunmit quotes to Jane McMinn

Sea Defence Wall Official Opening


Photo from left
Barbara Wyllie, Viridor Credits – Scotland SG
Michael Williams MBE, Lord-Lieutenant of East Lothian.
Paul Zochowski, Viridor Credits – Scotland SG
Jane McMinn, North Berwick Harbour Trust Association

The new sea defence wall at North Berwick Harbour received its official opening on Friday 12th August. The opening was performed by Michael Williams MBE, Lord-Lieutenant of East Lothian.
The sea defence wall project was organised by the North Berwick Harbour Trust Association and received funding from Viridor Credits.

Assistant Harbourmaster

We are pleased to welcome Corrine Gordon to work until the end of August as a Temporary Assistant Harbour Master. Corrine will cover full days on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and overlap with Ross for part of the day on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

New Sea Defences

The project to improve the sea defences around the esplanade was completed during 2015. This will provide additional protection to the harbour and dinghy park.