Reef plans for shore
MAN-MADE oyster reefs could be used to protect a community against tidal erosion.
A £540,000 grant was given to Glasgow Caledonian University for the study of landslides at Catterline in May.
Professor Rohinton Emmanuel and Alejandro Ollauri outlined the four-year project to a meeting of residents.
The pair want to examine if creating mussel and oyster reefs will absorb energy from the waves, meaning they will not batter the shoreline so hard.
Pieter voor de Poorte, from Catterline Braes Action Group, said: “The funding will allow us to focus on the coastal erosion issue.”
Erosion at Catterline