Supporting research into coastal erosion

Published on Monday 8 January 2018

Montrose Bay has been chosen as a “super site” for research in to Scotland’s coastal erosion.

The two-year project is led by Scottish Government and Scottish Natural Heritage and uses the latest monitoring techniques to map and categorise the resilience of the Scotland’s coastline and identify links between erosion and flooding. It is a project we are very pleased to support as part of our ongoing commitment to understanding and tackling issues of coastal erosion and flooding.

Our Communities convener Craig Fotheringham said: “Montrose is one of five ‘super sites’ where research will forecast future change and erosional damage and work with stakeholders like local authorities, SEPA and Historic Environment Scotland to develop plans to mitigate these effects.

“We are delighted to be a project partner for NCCA2 (National Coastal Change Assessment 2) as it complements and augments the wealth of work that we are currently undertaking in relation to flooding and coastal erosion. The research will undoubtedly raise the profile of coastal erosion at Montrose and will add to our knowledge of the causes and effects of coastal erosion. It will help inform future actions and direct resources aimed at effectively mitigating coastal erosion, particularly at Montrose.”

Working collaboratively with Scottish Government, Scottish Natural Heritage and other partners will strengthen the processes that will drive the Flood Risk Management Strategy and Plan 2022-28.