NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Banff harbour pier hit by structural collapse

Banff harbour collapse Image copyright John Cox
Image caption The structure collapsed on Friday evening

Part of the pier at Banff harbour has collapsed.

The Aberdeenshire port is mainly used by leisure craft and has berths for 76 vessels. It is not thought any of the boats in the harbour have been damaged.

The structural collapse took place at about 22:00 on Friday.

Local people have said a crack had been visible in the wall for the past month. The harbour is operated by Aberdeenshire Council.

Image copyright John Cox