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Coastal Erosion Study Available


The author of a new guide on combating the erosion of beaches and dunes spent a lot of his research time on the golf courses at St Andrews.

H R Wallingford recognised that beach erosion affected not only the natural heritage and local environment but also business and recreational developments such as golf courses.

Many defences against erosion can alter the natural features of coastlines, stabilise or obscure formerly dynamic habitats, and reduce or impede sand supply to nearby shores. They may also have problems blending into the natural environment, particularly in rural locations, and may require periodic alterations to remain effective.

In visiting a number of sites around the Scottish coastline, including St Andrews, Wallingford analysed the current problems and laid down guidelines for those involved in coastal zone planning.

His guide is available from Scottish National Heritage Publications, Battleby, Perth PH1 3EW.



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