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Rickwood House Hotel > News > Blog > Portpatrick Harbour Share Offer will make history.

Portpatrick Harbour Share Offer will make history.

In August 2015, Portpatrick Harbour Community Benefit Society announced that shares would be sold in Portpatrick Harbour to provide residents with a stake in the future of  this famous landmark.

Assuming matters proceed as anticipated, Portpatrick Harbour Community Benefit Society will be the first such society in Scotland with charitable status seeking to raise a Community Share offer. In the meantime, they are working closely with Community Shares Scotland.

It is hoped to raise at least £75,000 to ensure that the harbour is owned by local residents.

Chairman Calum Currie is quoted as saying “The main aim of the project is to secure the integrity and appearance of the historic harbour of Portpatrick for the benefit of the community and all who love and visit it”.

This is a very exciting time for Portpatrick and it is hoped that this will really put Portpatrick on the tourism map, especially with keen sailors and yachting enthusiasts from around the west of Scotland and Irish coastlines.

It is understood that shares will also be available for purchase by visitors to Portpatrick and that the scheme will be launched in September.

Update – 28 September  Subject to confirmation, not only has the initial target of £75,000 shares in Portpatrick Harbour been applied for, it looks as if the aspirational target of £100,000 has been met thanks to a substantial number of supporters both local and from further afield.

Update – October. It has been confirmed that the Portpatrick Harbour target of £100,000 has been exceeded with a staggering total of 363 funders!

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Portpatrick Harbour Community Share Offer

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