Pier works set for spring

Work to heighten and repair Holy Island’s harbour are set to take place next spring.

It follows a number of improvements over the past year including a new water supply, installation of new signs and life belts and refurbishment of the yacht launch slipway.

Dick Patterson, chairman of Holy Island Community Development Trust, said: “Subject to final approval from Heritage Lottery Fund and European Fisheries Fund the funding is in place to start the work in April.”

In his annual report, he revealed the Trust will be refurbishing the Old Lifeboat House at Jenny Bell’s Well to create a building that tells the story of the island’s lifeboat heritage.

He added: “Early next year we will be asking for your help, looking for lifeboat stories, photographs and memorabilia which could be used as part of the displays in the building. The building will be free of charge; it will not be heavily signposted rather we hope people will stumble across it as they explore the island.”

Future Peregrini Lindisfarne projects that the Trust will be involved with include repairing buildings such as Osborne’s Fort, Popple Well, Lantern Chapel and the Bark Pots; the Community History Archive; and a variety of other training and educational projects. The Trust AGM is on Wednesday, at 6.30pm at the Heritage Centre.