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Around 40 people took part in a public forum event in Daliburgh, South Uist on 22nd June 2010. Debate focused on the vulnerability of low-lying areas of coastline exposed to Atlantic storms and what can be done to reduce the risk of further erosion, flooding and loss of land.

Concerns on the Coast meetingA panel chaired by Jim Boyle from Oxfam Scotland, and made up of representatives of Storas Uibhist, the community landowner; Scottish Natural Heritage; Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (CoastAdapt project); and Cllr. Gerry MacLeod, explained what is being done from their organisations' perspective, and answered questions from the audience.

Since the meeting, a small facilitation group has discussed the options available for coastal protection and further meetings with local residents will take place to plan measures that can be taken, such as erecting sand blow fencing and planting marram grass on the dunes.