Dumfries and Galloway Council have approved plans to help reduce flood damage in Newton Stewart.
The local authority have announced a flood warning scheme will be launched and a flood pod will be established in the town.
They are also asking the Scottish Government for funding to construct walls in the town and raise a footbridge, but locals are worried that the flood defences will take years to complete.
Fiona McIlwraith reports.
Dumfries and Galloway council has announced plans for flood prevention work in Newton Stewart.
It will include an early warning scheme and the council is also asking the Scottish Government for funding to build river walls through the town and raise a footbridge.
Dumfries and Galloway Council have announced plans to develop a flood warning scheme and locate a flood pod, containing sandbags and barriers in Newton Stewart.
The local authority are also asking the Scottish Government for funding to build river walls through the town, and raise the footbridge.
The flood prevention for Newton Stewart could cost in the region of £3.4million, and although the council are determined to help, they say Scottish Government money is needed.
Dumfries and Galloway council have announced plans for flood prevention in Newton Stewart.
An early warning scheme will be implemented and a flood pod will be established in the town.
The council are also asking the Scottish Government for funding to build river walls through the town and raise a footbridge.
The Moss of Cree Road between Newton Stewart and Wigtown has been reopned.
It was closed last week due to subsidence, caused by drainage issues after heavy rain.
It is believed the man died at Tarff Valley Limited, Agricultural Suppliers, Old Station Yard, Whauphill, Newton Stewart on the morning of 31st January 2014.
The identity of the male will not be released at this time.
There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.
A new visitor centre opens its doors in Dumfries and Galloway this weekend.
Kirroughtree near Newton Stewart has been refurbished and significantly modernised.
It will operate alongside new visitor centres at Clatteringshaws and Glentrool as part of a four and a half million pound project.
Police have confirmed that the body of the woman recovered from the Cree Estuary on yesterday is that of Elizabeth Watson from Newton Stewart.
The 70-year-old had been missing from her home in Newton Stewart since Sunday afternoon.
The emergency services and a search and rescue helicopter were all involved in the search.
Police have confirmed that the body of a woman has been recovered during the search for missing Newton Stewart woman Elizabeth Watson, known as Betty.
The body was found in the estuary of the River Cree.
Although formal identification has still to take place, police say that the search for Mrs Watson is now being scaled down.