Storm repairs underway at Banff

Aberdeenshire Council, Scotland Gas Networks and Police Scotland were in attendance last Thursday and Friday at Scotstown in Banff after storms caused significant damage to the sea wall.

A gas pipeline was exposed by the damage and the area was monitored throughout the night.

No one was injured as a result of the incident and no evacuations were necessary.

Engineers were planning remedial works at the end of last week and a controlled road closure was due to be put in place to ensure the safety of workers and road users.

It was not anticipated that there would be any disruption to gas supplies whilst the work was carried out.

Alan Wood, Duty Emergency Planning Co-ordinator for Aberdeenshire Council, said: “We would like to reassure the public that there is no danger to anyone or any property.

“The situation has been monitored overnight and thankfully the weather and tides have not caused any further damage.

“The agencies will continue to work together today, and over the weekend, to make urgent repairs to the wall and to ensure that the gas pipeline is protected from the elements.”