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New flood defence plans were displayed in Dumfries town centre in August, after years of campaigning from local businesses.
However, the plans were met by mixed reactions with some businesses worried that the new scheme could deter people from visiting the town.
For example, the council were proposing to cut the number of car parking spaces to make way for new flood defences.
The river Nith often bursts its banks during the winter months, with many shopfronts suffering extensive damage as a result.
There are mixed feelings from businesses in the Whitesands area of Dumfries over a new flood defence scheme planned for the area.
The Whitesands has been hit by flooding since before the second world war. These pictures show the first ever record of the devastation it caused back in 1936.
It is hoped a new £10 million scheme will alleviate some of the problems, but there are worries about the economic impact it will have on the area.