Work starts in bid to save Fisherman’s Walk

A digger at work in the Glencloy Water.

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Urgent work has started to try and save the Fisherman’s Walk from being lost to the sea.

As reported in the Banner last month, serious erosion of the banks of the Glencloy Water is putting the footbridge at the north end of Brodick beach in danger of being washed away.

Now, thanks to pressure by Brodick Improvements Committee, Murchie Sand and Gravel was hired by North Ayrshire Council to bring in rock armour. Work began on the worst affected area in the days before Christmas and will resume again next week.

The work will see rock armour installed all along the side of the Glencloy Water to the bridge, where there is none at present. As well as protecting the bridge, the rock will prevent leaching from the historical coup under the Brodick green.