Next month McArthur’s Store will receive a facelift with necessary repairs to the external building taking place. The work will include repainting of external doors, windows, window bars and external rainwater/plumbing goods.
This work will be completed before the creels need to come out of the water for the winter.
McArthur's Store is one of the oldest continuously used harbour buildings in Scotland.
With low tides and a lessening of the swell repairs to North Wall Undermining are continuing.The crane is on site and further shoring up of undermining areas is progressing.We have also began the initial stages of repairs to high level walkway on North Wall.
Regular wall inspections are carried out and projects prioritised with the work being carried out when appropriate funding is in place.
Repair work to the Battery on Lamer Island will start in August and access to the site will be closed to the public until all the work is completed.A planning application is under review for the improvement element of this project which, thanks to the generosity of Viridor Credits and Historic Environment Scotland, will enable the Battery to be developed with a soft touch, holding onto the character of the building.
It will reopen with better access, improved interpretation and East Lothian's only external Amphitheatre for open-air performance. It will also feature a new public artwork from Donald Urquhart
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Dunbar Harbour Safety Management System
Dunbar Harbour follows the Port & Marine Safety Code which applies to all harbour authorities in the UK that have statutory powers. The code establishes the principle of a national standard for every aspect of port marine safety. Dunbar Harbour Trust follow this code and by doing so are promoting a policy of good management and governance of Dunbar Harbour.
The Harbour Trust is proud of its safety record.
FOUR historic Scottish buildings including an A-listed Edwardian mansion and an Old Custom House, as well as a 16th century harbour are to get facelifts worth over £650,000.
Historic Environment Scotland (HES) announced that the money will be used to restore and repair historic buildings, and the harbour after five projects won a share in the funding.
Cromwell Harbour in Dunbar, a 16th century safe haven for fishing and famous for its association with Oliver Cromwell, is to get £47,840 which will help Dunbar Harbour Trust repair the structure of the harbour, allowing its continued use as a working and leisure anchorage.
Cromwell himself funded repairs to the harbour in the 17th century and used it to supply his armies before the second battle of Dunbar
Dunbar, in common with many similar ports, has young people seeking summer enjoyment by jumping into the harbour. Sometimes called tombstoning, this activity can result in the tragic loss of young lives. One teenager is recovering in hospital after dislocating both his shoulders while “tombstoning” off rocks on the Pembrokeshire coast. Quite clearly the practice is pretty dangerous and the consequences unthinkable if something goes wrong. Apart from the danger of the water not being deep enough in various places there is a possibility of an individual slipping and banging their heads on the way down. Another concern is about youngsters swallowing water as there is often a slight film of oil and diesel that could be inhaled which will go into their systems
Not wanting to restrict the fun of local children should always be kept in mind, but so should ensuring their safety. Each year the local authorities including the council, schools and police try in vain to stop the practice