South Scotland

Stranraer harbour wall collapse risk tackled

Emergency works have started in Stranraer to prevent the collapse of a section of harbour wall after it was found to be in a dangerous condition.

There has been movement on part of the west wall for a number of years but cracks appeared earlier this month.

Marine specialists advised the installation of a rock berm at the base of the wall to limit further movement.

Work is now under way and is likely to continue over the weekend. The area at risk of collapse has been cordoned off.

The installation of the berm - a ridge of rock designed to prevent erosion - is seen as a "short-term" measure before a permanent solution can be found.

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