For over two centuries the pier at Largo harbour has been integral to the local community. The manner in which it has been used has been adapted over the decades, in order to meet the changing needs of the community. From the early days of trading and commercial use, to its key role in the local fishing industry, and from acting as a point of departure and arrival for travellers, as well as providing a setting for entertainment and leisure - the pier's functions have been many and varied. Here are just a few examples of its usage...
However, the future of the pier is at great risk if action is not taken quickly to address serious structural issues. There have been positive developments towards restoration work lately and here is the latest message from the 'Largo Communities Together' group:
You can help raise money for the LARGO PIER RESTORATION by donating online here on our JustGiving page.
JustGiving sends your donation straight to LARGO PIER RESTORATION and automatically reclaims Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer, so your donation is worth even more.
We are looking to raise £15000 to fund the following next steps towards the restoration of Largo Pier;
- £2000 for trial pits to be dug to ascertain rock conditions under the pier
- £3000 for a fund to cover inevitable winter damage repairs
- £10000 to produce a Stage 3 submission which will be required when we apply for major grant funding
If you wish to know more about our restoration plans, please visit the Largo Pier page on the LCT website here.
Thank you for your support!
Largo Communities Together
In fact work has already begun on the trial pits - see photo below from the community Facebook page.
Please consider giving what you can to support this work. A reminder of the key links below: