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Marine / Toft Pier now expected to be completed in December

Work to demolish and rebuild Toft pier got under way last year. Photo: Steven Spence

THE EXPECTED completion date of work on a revamped Toft Pier has slipped to December following the coronavirus crisis.

The project had already suffered delays associated with weather and obtaining marine licences.

In March there was a hope that it would be “substantially complete by summer 2020”.

The project to rebuild and extend the run-down pier was approved by councillors last year, with the hope that it could attract more fishing traffic.

The work is being carried out by Devon-based contractor Teignmouth Marine Services, with the project costing nearly £3 million.

One third of the cost is being covered by grant money from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund.

A spokesperson for Shetland Islands Council said on Tuesday: “The current completion date is December 2020, though we’re obviously aware that adverse weather conditions might affect this.”

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