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Storm Damage in Drummore

FIERCE waves battered the seawall near Drummore over the past fortnight, causing nearly £100,000 worth of damage.

The good news, however, is that councillors have agreed to come up with the cash needed to replace the wall which forms a coastal protection barrier for the main Stranraer to Drummore road.

Some 90 metres of the seawall was washed away as waves swept in from Luce Bay and onto the A716 at Kilstay Bay.

The matter was discussed at a meeting of the council’s Environment and Infrastructure Committee last week where the estimated cost of replacing the section of wall was revealed at some £95,000.

Councillor Grahame Forster, whose South Rhins ward includes the Drummore area which bore the brunt of the storms, said "I am delighted that the Committee have agreed to make £60,000 available from the capital budget with the remainder of costs funded from revenue.

"The budget for coastal protection is limited and would in no way have addressed the problem.

"It is, therefore, heartening to see Drummore get the recognition from the centre in Dumfries that it so justly deserves".

 

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