As a result of the ScotSAC Board Meeting held on 29/07/2020 it has been decided that Branches can recommence training from 01/08/2020. Where appropriate please continue to follow Government guidlines in regard to social distancing
and follow the ScotSAC guidance which you can view here http://www.scotsac.com/covid-19-advice-and-support
A date has now been confirmed for the AGM on the 28th October 2020. (Apologies for the error in putting on the previous date of the 30th) The meeting will be conducted on line
Details on how to join the meeting will be available at a later date
If you would like to be considered to join the NDC, the nomination form is available on the Members Home page - Resources - Downloads - Board
The planning application for the relocation of the shore dive access road to Green Ends Gully at Eyemouth Harbour is now live and available to view on the Scottish Borders Council online planning portal, reference number 20/00773/FUL
You can access the planning portal at eplanning.scotborders.gov.uk/online-applications where you can search for the application using the reference number
We have also provided a statement from Eyemouth Harbour Trust and the results of the dive survey below.
Further statement from EHT
We understand that some people who previously lodged objections on the planning application for the main O&M development (Planning Application Ref 20/000523/FUL) have indicated that the submission of the planning application for the new shore dive access road might allow them to consider to withdrawing their objection. While we would not wish to influence or pressure anyone to do that, we would encourage anyone who wishes to withdraw their objection to email the Planning Officer, Paul Duncan directly as soon as possible to state their position (email Paul.Duncan@scotborders.gov.uk), quoting reference 20/00523/FUL). Currently the objections mean that the application determination is delayed as it must go to Planning Committee as there are more than 5 objections. This has wider implications for the overall project program. If the grounds for those objections are now dealt with and people are sufficiently satisfied, it would possibly avoid unnecessary delays if the objections were withdrawn.
A link to the British Diving Safety Group website is now on our website and can be accessed from the main menu.
The diving industry as a whole is well represented as you will see form the list of organisations, and as such is a valuable resource of safety information.
Until recently ScotSAC representatives have been unable to participate in meetings which were physically held in London or elsewhere too far to travel.
Covid 19 has created opportunities for many more people to be involved remotely.
This a new BDSG website and now contains a very comprehensive range of information which is well worth exploring.