|Type of Entry:||Case Study|
A hurricane-level storm struck the west coast of the Outer Hebrides in January 2005.
Serious coastal damage and loss of life occurred as a consequence of flooding and erosion.
Various community, local authority and government agency responses occurred quickly. In
September 2006, a series of structural interviews were made to assess how these
responses had developed and what actions had been put in place. Three groups were
recognized: local inhabitants; professional agencies; and local council officials.
|Keywords:||Beach protection, Coastal erosion, Stakeholders and public participation|
|Contact:||Professor William Ritchie/Lynda Kingham
Aberdeen Institute for Coastal Science & Management (AICSM)
Telephone: +44 (0) 1224 27 2884
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