A COMMITTEE has been set up to look at fresh proposals for the site of the former Cumbrae Watersports Centre.

The watersports centre was closed during lockdown and never reopened - with its official closure taking place in September.

Sportscotland, who own the building, have had consultations with the island concerning future uses for the site.

A recent meeting took place in Millport regarding the future of the centre involving local island groups.

Cllr Tom Marshall said: "There have been one or two interested parties - one of them being a local business, while another proposal for the site has come from outwith the island.

"They are both to come up with a business plan and we will see what happens next."

Councillor Alex Gallagher, who has a cabinet role for the islands, said: "The last agreement was that our sub committee would produce a business plan including content about what the centre would be appropriate for and an approximate outline of the plan and costs involved."

Barry Fleeting, principal of sportscotland in Largs, said: "The setting up of a business plan is underway.

"We have been through the process and always keen to listen to the committee and what can be explored in future and if there is something in it for the community which could be taken forward. We will sit down with North Ayrshire Council and the community group but it has been a gradual process so far and various situations are being explored. The interested parties are now coming up with refined business plans."