Implementation of Nature-Based Solutions (NBS)

Posted by CBAG on May 18, 2021

Back in May 2018, Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) were awarded £540k for a unique multiyear OPERANDUM research project in Catterline, as detailed here.

As part of this project, an interactive ‘Nature-based Solutions (NBS) for Slope Protection’ workshop was due to take place at the end of March last year, but unfortunately this workshop had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CBAG are pleased to report that it is now looking very likely that the deployment of a series of Nature-Based Solutions against landslides and erosion on the braes of Catterline will go ahead between the 31st May and the 4th June 2021. However, as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 risks and restrictions, and to ensure the safety of the Catterline community, GCU have made the decision that it is safest not to enlist the help and support of volunteers from the community.

The locations of the interventions can be seen on this map, and the main focus will be on Actions 2, 3, 4, 7, 8 and 9.

Please note that the access road to the pier will be closed from the 31st May 2021 for five days, and some signage will be put in place for this purpose. However, GCU have indicated that they will facilitate access to the pier and beach as much as possible.

Further information and contact details can be found in this leaflet.

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