Published: 24/02/2014 16:21 - Updated: 24/02/2014 16:33

Storm-hit pier under public focus

The damaged section of Portgordon pier.
The damaged section of Portgordon pier.

AN UPDATE on the condition of a weather-damaged pier will be given at a public meeting tomorrow night (Tuesday).

The Crown Estate and agents Smiths Gore have been working to assess damage caused to a section of Portgordon’s East Pier during December storms.

The structure has since been sealed off and signs erected to alert the public of the dangers. A public meeting will be given an update by the Smiths Gore team, who have been carrying out regular inspections.

The Crown Estate’s rural and coastal portfolio manager, Alan Laidlaw, said: "We have sought specialist advice and a team of consultants have been working to fully assess the damage. We were saddened by the news of the damage caused to the east pier by bad weather and share the community’s desire for a speedy response.

"We’ve been working closely with Moray Council, who has responsibility for coastal protection, Portgordon Harbour Group, Lennox Community Council, the coastguard and local interest groups to come up with a long term solution. Safety is our priority and we urge people to stay away from the site."

Tomorrow’s meeting gets underway at 7pm in the Lampie Hoose.

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