Cliff falls away at Eyemouth

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AN EYEMOUTH man has pushed for Scottish Borders Council to take action after a cliff fell away last week at Eyemouth Bay, a popular spot for walkers and families.

Davie Walker, said that he first brought the precarious state of the cliff edge to the council’s attention last summer but nothing had been done to warn members of the public of any potential danger.

And Davie said that even after he noticed the cliff had given way and reported it to council offices in Eyemouth on Friday , no signs had been put up or the area roped off.

And with many families playing nearby in recent weeks as both Scottish and English school children enjoyed their half term break, he said he felt more should have been done,

“I reported this to Scottish Borders Council six months ago but absolutely nothing was done. You could see that parts of the cliff were starting to split and were going to fall away.

“It was fortunate that there weren’t any kids playing at the bay when it actually fell away or the whole thing could have been a lot more serious.”

Speaking on Tuesday, a spokesperson for SBC said that the council had been made aware of the issue and would be erecting warning signs yesterday (Wednesday).