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Landslide hit Scottish village to receive £1.7M remedial work

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£1.7M is to be spent on remedial work in a Scottish village which was hit with over 20 landslips in one day.

Portknockie,a coastal village on the Moray Firth in Scotland was hit by 22 individual landslips on the 13 September 2017, during a very heavy rainfall.

Cutting off access to the port, the landslips were categorised as low, medium or high risk by Can who undertook a detailed survey of the sites last year.

Of these, six landslips were considered significant extending over a total area of 100m with an average height of approximately 10m.

Can was employed by the council to carry out a detailed survey of the site late last year evaluating and detailing the geotechnical conditions of the area, what solutions may be available for each site, and assigned levels of priority based on the likelihood and severity of further slips occurring at each site.

Now Moray Council is looking for a contractor to undertake £1.7M of remedial work, across the village to the identified medium and high risk areas.

A spokesperson for Moray Council said: “We’ve undertaken ground investigation works, the results of which will inform the tender process. The work to repair the landslips is now out to tender and we hope to award the contract before the end of the year.”

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