Published: 16/06/2014 12:08 - Updated: 16/06/2014 12:20

Coastal erosion up for discussion

COASTAL erosion and its economic impact will be discussed at a meeting in Moray.

Flooding hit Lossiemouth last year after storms.

The meeting will be chaired by Alastair Kennedy, chair of Elgin Community Council and the Moray Joint Community Councils. He is a former commercial fisherman in the Moray Firth.

Paul Bancks, the Coastal Asset Manager for The Crown Estate in Scotland, will also be among those at the invitation event.

Jill Stewart, Acting Corporate Director for Planning and the Environment at Moray Council and Dave Gowans, Consultancy Manager for the local authority, will also be in attendance at the meeting in Spey Bay Village Hall.

The event has been been organised by local campaigner Jim Mackie, who set up the James A. Mackie Memorial Trust earlier this year to campaign for enhanced protection of the Kingston and Garmouth areas from flooding, but also greater research into wider coastal erosion around the Moray Firth.

For a full report from the meeting see ‘The Scot’ print version on Friday.

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