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£36m flood scheme for Hawick approved by Councillors

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A flood protection scheme for Hawick is one step closer to beginning construction after Councillors have approved the final outline of the design project.

The protection plan for Hawick will cost £36 million and take five years to complete.

It follows the opening of Selkirk's £31 million flood protection scheme just last week, which will now protect 600 homes and businesses.

Cllr Stuart Marshall, Chairman of the Hawick Volunteer Flood Group, says the focus now needs to be on Hawick: