I was in Fife last week and wandered round a few ports and harbours. There was recent comment here about St Andrews and the harbour being out of use. Here's a pic of the upgrade to the harbour gates; they are all hydraulically powered.
I am told it should be about 2 weeks (mid July-ish) before the rest of the control gear is in place and operational.
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01-07-13, 18:13 #1
St Andrews (E Scotland) Harbour updateI think, therefore I am. I am, therefore I sail.
01-07-13, 21:40 #2Registered User
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I suppose it depends on who you talked to there. My take on the local scuttlebutt was that the old gates suffered from neglect over a considerable period prior to their failure. The harbour is open to the public and boats there are vulnerable. There doesn't seem to be a lot of confidence that things are going to improve. Last I heard was there was a boat torched and it's near neighbour scorched by the fire. Other boats have been broken into and security is not great. Shame really.Grow old disgracefully, it's more fun
02-07-13, 12:25 #3
Is the plan to use the gates to keep water in the inner harbour now?
02-07-13, 19:56 #4
St Andrews is far from rough, but I agree that the harbour is not inline with the town. It was a real disappointment, where it should rightfully be one of Fife's finest cruising venues.
Public access? It's not a marina, but unlike many Fife harbours it seems to attract a glut of visitors that seem quite happy to leave their rubbish at their butts ...and it makes for a shabby environment.
I won't be stopping off there any time soon. Shame, but that's how it is.My Macwester Malin website, blog & photobank http://macwester.wordpress.com