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Arran is given a 30-year coastal erosion warning

Another 100 metres of Brodick beach could be lost in just 30 years.
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Another 100 metres to be lost at Brodick beach

Climate change could see the shoreline at Brodick beach eroded by another 100 metres in just 30 years, a new government report has warned.

The report also directly blames the erosion on the ‘ill-advised’ removal of sand from this beach in the 1970s and 1980s. And there’s bad news for Lamlash and Machrie where erosion is likely to have reached the main road through each village by 2050 unless urgent action is taken.

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