THE new group looking to restore Saltcoats Harbour to its former glory met for the first time last week.

And the attendance on Wednesday went far beyond expectation as a bustling Argyle Centre in Saltcoats was full of ideas, suggestions and thoughts for the regeneration of the harbour area.

SNP Councillor for the Saltcoats ward Jean McClung, said: “The level of enthusiasm for this venture shown by those who attended the meeting was so strong that I do honestly believe that this dream will soon be a reality.

“My thanks goes to John MacDonald from North Ayrshire Council whose preparation for, and chairmanship of, the meeting were first class. I also thank each and every member of the community who turned out on the evening to show their support, and to offer their expertise and suggestions.”

The next meeting is planned for Wednesday, December 5 at 7pm in the Argyll Centre.