Dunbar sinkhole: Huge sinkhole spotted on East Lothian coastal road as drivers are urged to take care

East Lothian beach-goers are urged to drive safely after a giant sinkhole opened up in a road next to Dunbar's East Beach.

Friday, 30th April 2021, 8:26 am
Updated Friday, 30th April 2021, 3:18 pm
A sinkhole has appeared on Dunbar's Lamer Street. Photograph: Dunbar Community Council

Dunbar Community Council shared a picture of the sinkhole on Facebook, saying it was the result of recent heavy seas.

They said sea wall defences at Lamer Street have been breached, and local road construction company AG Thompson have been on site to pump cement into the hole.

The post read: “Recent heavy seas have caused a further undercutting and breach of the sea wall defences at Lamer Street.

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“This time a sink hole has appeared near Coastguard Cottages.

“AG Thompson have been on site to do emergency repairs – pumping cement into the void.

“Members of Dunbar Shore and Harbour Group/East Beach regeneration Group/Dunbar Community Council will be meeting with ELC Officers to discuss a longer term masterplan and actions to improve the sea wall defences in the area.”

In recent years, several sinkholes have opened up on Lamer Street.

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