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£94,000 Mearns harbour maintenance programmes backed

Gourdon harbour
Gourdon harbour

Aberdeenshire councillors have backed plans for £94,000 of harbour works in the Mearns.

The Kincardine and Mearns area committee approved the annual works programme for maintenance at Stonehaven, Gourdon and Johnshaven harbours.

A total of £246,000 has been set aside for seven harbours from the council revenue budget for 2015-16.

Of this, £72,750 has been allocated to Stonehaven – including £30,000 for dredging.

£13,500 will be spent on Gourdon harbour and £7,750 on Johnshaven.

Stephen Archer, the council’s director of infrastructure services, said: “This will permit re-assessment of priorities for emergency works such as storm damage, which may require immediate action to maintain the structural integrity of the harbour.”

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