• Portobello Community Council
  • c/o 14 Rosefield Avenue
  • Portobello
  • EH15 1AU

Damaged Groyne 4 Update

Posted on: May 3rd, 2023

We have been approached by several members of the public about the situation regarding Groyne 4 and the new notices which have been erected. We contacted the City of Edinburgh Council who released the following statement:

As owners of the structure, City of Edinburgh Council have been monitoring beach groyne No.4 since it first rotated over the upper part of its length in storm conditions and strong currents during a high tide early in December 2021. Readings until now indicate that no significant further damage or movement has occurred since that time, and that the upper beach remains in place and continues to provide protection and reduce tidal flood risk.

CEC aim to carry out remedial works to the rotated part of groyne No.4 during financial year 2023-24.