Community groups in Lossiemouth gave the clearest signal yet that they mean business in forming a joint approach to improving facilities in the town for locals and tourists.
A summit meeting called by the Community Council attracted representatives from almost 40 local groups and associations – and all made it clear that they wanted to play a part in ensuring Lossiemouth fits its billing as the ‘Jewel of the Moray Firth’.
Ideas aimed at boosting facilities for tourists were high on the agenda, alongside seeking a joint community approach towards improving facilities for the benefit of everyone in the community.
The formation of a new Lossiemouth Community Association will now go ahead, with representation from the Community Council, Business Association and individual groups and associations from throughout the town.
Chairman of the Community Council, Mike Mulholland, told the meeting that he was “delighted and proud” that so many had responded to the call of a united approach for the town.
He said: “For so many people to turn out demonstrated to us all that the spirit that saved our local RAF Station is still very much in force in Lossiemouth.
“The ideas that flowed from this meeting were tremendous – they varied from re-establishing tourist leisure pursuits that were once common in Lossiemouth to establishing better sports and leisure facilities for the good of everyone either living in or visiting our community.
“Support for a new Community Association was absolute – everyone it seems wants to play a part in what is an exciting initiative for Lossiemouth. The next step is for the Community Council to draw all the comments and ideas together and report back to the groups within the next three weeks.
“We will also put in motion the steps required to form the new Association.”