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Marine / Contractors start work on Toft Pier

Sub-contractor EMN Plant starting with the demolition of the pier last year. Photo: Steven Spence

THE DEMOLITION of Toft pier is now under way ahead of its redevelopment.

Heavy machinery moved in early this week to initially clear the site.

Shetland Islands Council has contracted Teignmouth Maritime Services from Devon to rebuild the pier as a “fit for purpose berthing facility for multi-use across aquaculture and fisheries sectors” after public access to the pier – deemed to be unsafe – was blocked off in December 2016.

The £3 million project has attracted a one million pound contribution from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).

The new pier is expected to be completed by the middle of next year.