Council to hold public meeting to update North-east community on landslip issue

A public meeting is to be held to discuss a landslip that has hit a North-east community.

Harbour Road in Gardenstown near Banff has been closed on a regular basis as experts try to find a way to contain any further slippage.

The route has been re-opened temporarily to allow residents to move their vehicles and for bins to be emptied.

Mud has been sliding down an embankment that faces the picturesque hamlet and is being kept off the road by a concrete wall that was installed by the local authority last month.

Residents will get a chance to hear an update on the issue tomorrow when council officials will speak about their proposals and the best times for supervised reopenings.

Earlier this month rope access teams were called in to look for a permanent solution and Aberdeenshire Council’s head of roads and landscape services Philip McKay said it was his “ultimate aim” to get the road permanently open again.

The meeting will be held at the Little Schoolie, on Gardenstown’s High Street tomorrow at 6.30pm.

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