Reef plans for shore

Evening Express (City Final) - - On The Beat -

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

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