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Gardenstown landslide – Initial appraisal and emergency works, Glasgow

  • Lecture
  • Glasgow
  • 12 February 2019
  • 17:30 - 19:30
Gardenstown landslide – Initial appraisal and emergency works, Glasgow

About this event

On 28 November 2017 a landslide occurred in the village of Gardenstown, North Aberdeenshire blocking the B9123 Harbour Road. This resulted in major disruption to the local community, as Harbour Road provides essential access for residents and local businesses, including an operational harbour vital to the local economy. Aberdeenshire Council, responsible for maintaining the road, reacted immediately to clear the debris and erected a temporary blockwork wall at the toe of the landslide. This provided initial temporary protection to road users and residents; enabling the road to be partially reopened pending further inspection. Aberdeenshire Council proceeded quickly to appoint specialists with a brief to “mitigate the effects of the recent landslip to enable permanent, unrestricted use of the road by vehicles and non-motorised users.”

Atkins as Aberdeenshire Council’s technical advisors and BAM Ritchies as designer and contractor, worked together to develop a preliminary stabilisation solution which would allow the road to be reopened pending further investigation. The talk will discuss the landslide mechanisms, remedial solutions and the all-important community engagement undertaken by all parties.

Registration and tea/coffee/biscuits from 5.30pm for a 6.15pm start.


For further information, please contact Christopher Currie at ice.sgg@outlook.com.


Sophie Battye

Sophie is a Chartered Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a UK Registered Ground Engineering Professional. Sophie was Atkins’ project manager for the Gardenstown Landslide project, providing technical advice to Aberdeenshire Council on their management and remediation of the landslide.

Jonathan Duncan

Jonathan is a Flood Risk and Coast Protection Officer for Aberdeenshire Council, Jonathan was NEC3 Project Manager for the works responsible for overall delivery of the works and public engagement.

David Lan

David is a Geotechnical Engineer for BAM Ritchies and was the Site Engineer for the duration of the preliminary stabilisation works managing the programme and daily site activities.

Event venue

Glasgow Caledonian University
Lecture Theatre 15, Hamish Wood Building
Cowcaddens Road
Glasgow G4 0BA
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Lynn Dow

e: lynn.dow@ice.org.uk