§ SIR WALTER FOSTER (Derby, Ilkeston)
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate when the contract for the new pier at Melvich, Sutherlandshire, is likely to be completed; and, whether he is aware that the present length of the pier is likely to greatly lessen its usefulness to the fishermen as a landing place and harbour?
§ *THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. GRAHAM MURRAY, Buteshire)
The pier was completed at the beginning of March last, with the exception of a few repairs to the foundation. The trustees asked for an extension to the pier of 40 feet in July 1895, which was approved of and has been carried out. It is a fact that at dead low spring tides the head of the pier is dry.