Views sought on Carradale-Arran cable replacement

The cable passes under Kilbrannan Sound.

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Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) is hosting three consultation events next week in both Arran and Carradale.

SSEN wants feedback on its proposals to replace the submarine cable connecting Carradale to Arran.

The existing cable, from Port Crannaich in Carradale to Balliekine in Arran, is coming to the end of its operational life and needs replaced so that the reliable electricity supply to homes and businesses can continue.

Interested stakeholders will have an opportunity to speak with the team and learn more about the project proposals, including the location of the new cable, the onshore landing points and installation methods being considered.

Kirstine Wood, SSEN lead stakeholder manager said: ‘We are committed to consulting with all parties who have an interest in how these cables are installed, from the customers who rely on the electricity to the marine users who may be impacted.

‘We will consider all feedback received as we further develop and refine our plans and would encourage anyone with an interest in our proposals to come along to one of the consultation events to make their views known.’

The pre-application consultation events are:

Monday May 21 from 2pm to 6pm at Auchrannie Hotel, Arran

Tuesday May 22 from 10am to 4pm at Auchrannie Hotel, Arran

Friday May 25 from 12pm to 3pm at Carradale Village Hall