Pier collapse stalls regeneration efforts
COUNCIL chiefs have admitted the collapse of a historic Northeast pier has stalled regeneration efforts. Aberdeenshire Council’s regeneration boss Christine Webster said that while efforts to boost the economies of Macduff and Fraserburgh were succeeding, Banff had been affected by the pier fiasco.
A section of the Railway Jetty at Banff marina first collapsed at the beginning of the summer and the harbour has been intermittently closed to sailors ever since. In July, work to repair structural damage led to a further collapse of a 30-tonne slab of masonry. Although designs for a new slipway have now been completed, work had stalled due to repairs.