Visit to Cove Harbour, Dunbar

Visit to Cove Harbour, Berwickshire

Conservation on the Edge: Repairs to a Pier

08/10/2021 - 08/10/2021
General Interest, CPD
Cove Pier
United Kingdom

£15 per ticket
Meet at 10am at the public car park, for the 10 minute walk down to the shore.  Please note, low tide is 10.20am and we aim to be on the beach by this time where we will set the scene.
Finish by 12 noon.

Event details

Cove Harbour is managed for local fishing, and over the years a lot of subtle repair work has been undertaken to the harbour area.  The most notable recent work, still incomplete, has been the lime grouting of the end of the Boyne Pier.  This was in danger of collapse and therefore of losing the harbour and the beach.  A special grout has been devised with assistance from Masons Mortars and a grant from HES, and work continues during 2021.

We will be joined by architect Ben Tindall, who has worked at Cove for many years, and he will explain the strategy and technical challenges of this work.  Ben is an expert in conservation, and saved Cove from development.  He also founded SPAB Scotland 25 years ago, so we are delighted that he is able to contribute to our celebrations this year. 

The time of the visit has been chosen to suit the tides to enable us to view the full extent of the pier. If time permits and the group is keen, other masonry and pointing work can be viewed and discussed. 

This is an outdoor visit to the coast.  The visit will take place during LOW TIDE, and involves a short walk along a rough track down to the harbour, follwed by walking/standing on the beach.  Please wear wellingtons or other suitable footwear, and dress appropriately for the Scottish weather!

The visit will take place on Friday 8th October 2021
10am - meet at Cove public car park
10.20 - LOW TIDE & discussion of the works
12 noon - finish

Places Available
Tickets are limited to 15 to allow for easy discussion amongst the group. 

Event registration closes on Tuesday 5th October, 5pm.

Related Events
This visit forms part of SPAB Scotland's Conservation on the Edge Series of lectures and events, you may also be interested in our Northern Lighthouse Board Lecture


Multiple bookings
As long as there is space on the event, we usually allow you to book for both yourself and a guest. When completing the booking form, you will be asked to select the number of people and put in your own details on the first page, then to put in your second person's details on the next page. The event fee shown on each of these pages is for the individual person - you will be shown the total amount due once you get to the summary page.

About SPAB Scotland
Members of the SPAB living and working in Scotland decided to form their own semi-autonomous group in 1995. Scotland has its own building traditions, architectural language and property laws, all of which are best dealt with locally. All members of the SPAB residing in Scotland are automatically members of SPAB Scotland.

Booking Terms & Conditions

Accessibility: please contact the Group Organiser before booking to discuss any special access requirements.

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