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This is a commercial fishing harbour and is not normally used by leisure craft.

Contact the Harbour Master for dues and rates.

Pittenweem Harbour Repairs

In May 2015,  Farrans Construction started to repair the storm damaged breakwater at Pittenweem Harbour.

Work involves:

- stabilising the foundation of the breakwater,
- repairing the various cracks,
- re-levelling the deck, and
- installing protection around the foundation of the breakwater.

Go to 'Publications' for more detailed information on this project.


Project Update For June 2016 



During May 2016 reasonable progress has been made on the remaining works to repair the breakwater.  This includes installation of 11 underwater scour protection mattresses, leaving 23 underwater scour protection mattresses still to be installed.  All underwater anchors for the remaining 23 scour protection mattresses have been prepared.  The deck of the damaged section of breakwater has been broken out ready to have a new concrete levelling slab cast to remove the step created by the subsidence of this section of the breakwater.  The remaining horizontal crack repairs on the east side of the breakwater are being progressed, and work is commencing on the repair of the diagonal cracks on the sides of the breakwater.  Finally, around half of the steel bars being used to reconnect broken steel bars that connect the upper and lower sections of the breakwater have been installed by coring through the deck of the breakwater.


The works to be progressed during June are continuing to install the remaining 23 underwater scour protection mattresses, which are usually installed in pairs, and each of these pairs will involve a concrete delivery of around 8 concrete lorries on a single day, and weather permitting there will be 2 of these deliveries each week.  The preparatory works for the concrete levelling slab on the damaged section of breakwater will continue, and weather permitting the concrete slab itself may be poured.  The horizontal and diagonal crack repairs will also be progressed during this period.  The other main item of work that will be progressed is the filling of the inside of the damaged section of breakwater with concrete to replace the material lost through the cracks.  There will also be a number of skip lorry movements on and off site to remove debris and waste from the site.  At present it is estimated that the works will be completed by Mid August 2016.

.  The updated works programme can be viewed here or from the publications page."


Contacts for residents:

Site Manager – David Kennedy
Organisation – Farrans Construction
Location – Site Office outside fish market
Contact number – 07775 806027
Email – dkennedy@farrans.com

Project Manager – Nicholas Williamson
Organisation – Fife Council
Location – Bankhead Central, Glenrothes
Contact number – 03451 555 555 ext 443 045
Email – nicholas.williamson@fife.gov.uk