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30 June 2014

Mavisbank Policies: Risk from landslip - update

Our statement on a risk from landslip in the grounds of Mavisbank House in 2012.

The significant on-going landslip that started on the north-east side of Mavisbank Policies in November 2012 now extends further round the banking and there is a drop of up to three metres in the ground level at one point.

The vertical face of exposed earth adjacent to the dovecote as previously reported continues to be potentially unstable. Tension cracks in the lower slopes continue to develop with new faces opening up.

Historic Environment Scotland continues to survey the area at regular intervals in order to monitor the ground conditions.  Barriers remain where there is a danger of a hidden drop and warning signs have been erected to discourage access to the areas currently known to be at risk. All users are asked to observe the warning signage and avoid sections that have been closed off and to be aware of the risks.

All visitors to the site should make themselves familiar with the attached Risk Assessment and Zoning Plan so they know about the nature and extent of hazards, the risk control measures in place, and the precautions that they should take.

Mavisbank Policies site plan [PDF, 205KB]

Zoning plan [PDF, 619KB]

Picture comparison: January 2016 with May 2015 [PDF, 1.24MB]

Mavisbank Risk Assessment [XLS, 39KB]

Risk Assessment: Unauthorised access [PDF, 913KB]

Risk Assessment: Safe access [PDF, 1.57MB]