The road down to the car park next to the west pier was closed this afternoon at around 15.00 at the time of the high tide and in the eye of Storm Caroline. The dredger was busy at the part of the harbour where the problem seemed to be though - were the dredger crew pumping material up against the harbour wall to shore it up?
Update Press Release from Highland Council:
"For public safety, The Highland Council has closed Nairn Harbour access road from the point just beyond the Nairn Sailing Club’s yard fence.
There is currently no access to the large car park at the end of the pier, and there is no access to the slipway into the harbour.
Access to the Sailing Club Yard is still in place at present and pedestrian access for boat owners to the pontoons is being maintained.
The closure is due to subsidence in the harbour wall.
Access to local businesses is unaffected.
Signs have been erected and motorists, cyclists and pedestrians are urged to heed the signs.
Assessments into the condition of the harbour wall and repairs required are ongoing."