Council move to reassure Cullen residents over Harbour damage

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RESIDENTS AROUND THE coastal town of Cullen are being reassured that damage to the stonework of the local harbour will be repaired this month.

Concerns were raised after safety fences had to be put in place sealing off a section of Cullen Harbour after a hole had been carved under one of the piers.

Part of the walkway on the north pier collapsed into the sea – however, Moray Council has moved to reassure residents that their will be no long-term issues for harbour users. A local community councillor has said that it appears the natural rock under the harbour wall after it had been continually pounded by particularly large waves in recent weeks.

However, he added that it did not appear bad enough to be of concern for boats using the harbour – a situation confirmed by local councillor Ron Shepherd, who said he had spoken with council management who assured him work on repairing the damage was in hand.

Councillor Shepherd said: “The weather here has not been too bad recently – I think this is just general wear and tear, and have been told that work to repair the harbour wall will be done this month – it is all being taken care off.”