Scotland’s coasts are dynamic and ever changing. Dunes and beaches are susceptible to erosion and change. This erosion is necessary for the creation, conservation and integrity of many of our unique coastal habitats. But it may also threaten developments and land uses near the sea.
This guide reviews the options available for managing erosion at coastal sites. These range from non-intervention to the construction of revetments and seawalls. The guide also gives useful advice on how to select or design appropriates response to a different situations.
Find out how these techniques can be designed to minimise damage to our natural heritage in this illustrated guide.
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