£200,000 work at historic pier

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A ten-week construction project is under way at Kilcreggan pier.

Argyll and Bute Council confirmed in October that tenders were being invited for work to protect the pier, a B-listed building which is 115 years old, saying that rubber fenders would help when the PS Waverley was berthing as well as Clydelink ferries to Gourock.

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport has provided a £27,000 grant towards the work.

A spokesperson for the council said: “The work at Kilcreggan pier includes spliced piles and new cross bracing to the new fendering, and is being carried out by North West Marine.

“The contract period is ten weeks and its total cost is £204,515 which, with grant funding from SPT, reduces to £177,515.”

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