In December 2021 we will submit a conceptual design for planning permission. It can accommodate 500 active watersports members (200 from outside Kintyre), act as a community hub and, according to British Marine Scotland, attract 700 additional visitors per annum. It will also allow us to scale up Changing Lives programmes, well beyond our current capacity of 50 young people per annum. Fulfilment will deliver generational social and economic benefits.
In 2022 we are employing a full time manager/chief instructor to accelerate progress and develop new initiatives. We are already working with Campbeltown Sailing Club to qualify KSS as an RYA Registered Training Centre, to generate income and strengthen the funding case for the 21st century facilities that can establish Campbeltown as an internationally recognised marine tourism destination.