November 20, 2018

Council agrees plan to save aquarium

explorisCampaigners calling for Exploris to be saved gathered outside the council offices on Wednesday

A business plan to save one of Northern Ireland’s top tourist attractions has been agreed, subject to £900,000 government funding.

Ards Borough Council accepted the plan to save the Exploris aquarium in Portaferry at a meeting on Wednesday.

The aquarium had been earmarked for closure.

Under the proposals, there would be fewer staff and seasonal opening hours would be