HC Deb 27 March 1968 vol 761 cc303-4W
Mr. Malcolm MacMillan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware of the serious and continuous marine erosion between Holm and Branahuie, alongside Stornoway airport, and its main access road; and what measures are being taken for protection against flooding and undermining.

Mr. Ross

Yes. I have confirmed Orders made by Ross and Cromarty County Council prohibiting, except under licence, the removal of sand and other materials from the seashore between Holm and Branahuie. The County Council has also carried out, with the aid of Ex chequer grants, substantial coast protection works at a number of points to safeguard the road between Stornoway and the Eye Peninsula. I shall be prepared to consider any further measures which the Council considers necessary.

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