I can appreciate that keeping up-to-date with Covid-19 guidelines is something we may be getting tired of, so I will keep this as concise as possible.


What is Phase 2?

Well the short answer is – not very different to phase one. In fact, for the Marina very little has/will change until Phase 3.

One clear question everyone is asking above all is; When can one get boating again?

You can now aim for the 15th July. This is provisional.


How does Phase 2 effect the Marina


  • Admittance to the Marina is not available to customers out with the travelling zone.  Approx. 5 miles of the Marina. PLEASE DO NOT BREACH THIS. It causes a lot of unwanted attention.
  • The Marina Office Chandlery and Shop will remain closed.
  • For those within the travel zone, access to the yard must be booked in via details at foot of page.
  • For those within the travel zone, access to pontoons does not require a booking.
  • Unfortunately, staying on your boat at the Marina is not permitted at this stage for anyone.
  • Engineering and Yard operations are open but on a closed-door basis with limited staff.
  • Boat launching has commenced.
  • Engineering work will be prioritised for those vessels being launched.
  • Please adhere to social distancing.

We request you follow the Scottish government advice closely.

Elements included in Nicola Sturgeons announcement included:

  • People should continue to stay in their local area (broadly within five miles) as much as possible and should not travel further for leisure or recreation.
  • Indoor, non-office workplaces, such as factories, may re-open from 29 June (following relevant guidance).
  • Street-access retail can re-open from 29th June (following relevant guidance).  Interiors of shopping malls/centres remain closed for non-essential shops until Phase 3.
  • Re-opening for pubs and restaurants using outdoor spaces will be further reviewed and an update will be provided in 2 weeks.
  • Wearing of face coverings will become mandatory on public transport from 22 June.



See link for further info from RYA. https://www.rya.org.uk/scotland/representation/Pages/Return-to-Boating.aspx



To book yourself into the Marina during lockdown please provide a minimum of 24 hours’ notice.

Please email: reception@dunstaffnagemarina.com


  1. Name of boat attending.
  2. Time of arrival.
  3. Time of departure.
  4. Purpose of visit.


Any responses to this email if you could kindly send them to reception@dunstaffnagemarina.com.



Thank you for all your patience. Myself and the rest of the team look forward to seeing you all in the near future.


Stay safe.



Marina Manager

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