Portknockie Harbour Repairs

Repairs to the 126-year-old harbour making it safe for visitors and villagers; and ensuring its structural integrity.

Bethany Holroyd (centre), Project Manager, The Moray Council; David Blakey (3rd from left), Project Lead, Balfour Beatty; and members of the Leask Marine team at Portknockie Harbour.
Bethany Holroyd (centre), Project Manager, The Moray Council; David Blakey (3rd from left), Project Lead, Balfour Beatty; and members of the Leask Marine team at Portknockie Harbour.
  • Updated: 07 November, 2016

Project facts

Project team:

  • The Moray Council
  • Balfour Beatty
  • Leask Marine

Cost:

£560,000

Completed by:

31 October 2016

Website:

The Moray Council

 

What will the project deliver?

Portknockie is a fishing village and resort on the Moray coast in the NE of Scotland. Its harbour, built in 1890 to support the local fishing industry, was home to over 150 fishing boats at its height and is one of the Moray Council's four leisure harbours. The £560,000 repairs conserve this historical harbour and make it safe for tourists and villagers alike.

Local impact

The works on the historic harbour is the largest project to take place at Portknockie,in over ten years. Keeping the harbour open by making it safe protects the livlihood of local shops, bars and hotels, which rely on attracting private boats and other tourists for their economic activity.

Interesting facts

Portknockie was founded in 1677 and became a significant herring fishing port during the nineteenth century. The village still retains many of the features and charm of its fishing heritage days and is a great place to spot dolphins. In the late 1890s, the village was still being used by up to 58 steam drifters.

More project pictures

Protknockie harbour overhead
Protknockie harbour overhead
Portknockie low tide
Portknockie low tide
Portknockie refurbished wall
Portknockie refurbished wall
 

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