Flood project funds set out

Two major flood prevention schemes are to receive a total of £17.1 million from the Scottish Government.

A proposal to protect 900 properties in Forres by constructing defences for the Burn of Mosset has attracted £13.5 million of funding from Holyrood.

Announcing the grant, which represents 80 per cent of the total cost, environment minister Michael Russell said: "Without this scheme, flood damage losses in Forres could exceed £43 million over the next 50 years. The funding will enable Moray Council to award the construction contract."

In Bo'ness, a £3.6 million grant to Falkirk Council will help raise defences along the foreshore from Kinniel to Carriden to prevent tidal flooding to 270 properties.


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