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Weather / Lerwick sea wall repairs ongoing

Emergency repairs at the damaged sea wall are now complete. Photo: Peter Johnson/Shetland News

REPAIRS are underway on the sea wall opposite Leog sheltered houses where a large section of material was washed away by the sea early on Sunday morning.

A digger was placing rock armouring at the base of the void to try and reduce the impact of waves driven by continuing southerly gales on Tuesday.

It was planned to continue building up the armouring to cover up and protect the hole in the rock facing itself.

Shetland Islands Council roads department executive manager Dave Coupe said that the priority was to ensure no further damage occurred during the ongoing bad weather.

He said that council workmen had worked through to 9pm on Monday to put armouring on the seaward side of the breach with the aim to break up tidal action.

“We are continuing tomorrow (Wednesday), weather permitting, to do a little bit more armouring on the breach itself just to prevent any further damage and that will keep it in a state where we can then effect repairs properly in the New Year,” he said on Tuesday.