Harbour works progressing well as part of island project

Holy Island Harbour.
Holy Island Harbour.

There has been a flurry of activity on and around Holy Island recently as part of the Peregrini Landscape project.

Work to physically heighten the pier in the island’s busy harbour is well underway and will see improved access for boats onto the island during all high tides.

The Old Lifeboat House on the western shore of the island is also benefiting from the £1.8million Heritage Lottery Fund Landscape Partnership Scheme.

The lifeboat house, which overlooks St Cuthbert’s Island, was built in 1884 and is undergoing refurbishment to conserve and repair the building with the plan to transform the former home of the Lizzie Porter lifeboat into a small museum.

Further to the north of the island, at Lough Pond, a new bird hide is under construction to replace the original structure. A key destination on the nature trail, the hide will be used by visitors and the local community alike to watch birds and discover more of the natural environment.

The new larger hide, constructed by local contractors, will be fully accessible by all and able accommodate larger groups.