HC Deb 02 March 1893 vol 9 c825
MR. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether he will cause inquiries to be made into the dangerous condition of the harbour at Portness, Island of Lewis, and take steps to have the alterations pushed forward more speedily than hitherto?


The faults of the Portness Harbour are its tendency to silt up and the difficulty of entering during rough weather. The Treasury under the late Government sanctioned £15,000 to build a breakwater and remedy these defects. For six months the Harbour Trustees have been trying in vain to find a contractor to take up the work. Now their engineer recommends that it should be carried out by daily labour, and the matter is under the consideration of the Trustees.