"I think it will be excellent for Dumfries, and hopefully put the Whitesands back where it should be, as a pinnacle part of the town centre, and the Chandalese approach that we have with the trees and people rather than cars, I think will be very positive."
– Jacquie Brown, owner of Jaquie's salon in Dumfries
"I saw a film, and it was horse and carts in those days, so obviously it's been going on for years and years, so you're not going to stop it all entirely anyway so why spend all that money?
"We don't like getting flooded, we moan about getting flooded and we want something done about it, but if you want the honest truth sometimes you wish for something and if you wish hard enough it can destroy you sometimes in a way."
"I think it's a waste of money, the money they're proposing to spend on it. OK we don't like getting flooded, but I would rather be flooded once or twice over a period of time and lose a days business because I'm probably going to lose my business altogether if they go ahead and do what they propose to do."
People in Dumfries have been taking a look at plans to regenerate the Whitesands area of the town.
All comments received at the drop in-event will be recorded and considered in a report to the 'Planning, Housing and Environment Services' Committee on 10th September.
Nith Ward Councillor Colin Smyth is hoping the event has a good turnout:
"I would encourage people to go along to the drop in event, as I know many local residents and business people have a lot of questions about the proposals.
"People will be keen to see the latest designs which appear to be taking shape
"However, it is important that the council outlines a clear timescale for when work will actually begin on the flood prevention measures and have discussions with the Scottish Government to ensure that funding is put in place."
The event is open from 11am to 8pm today and tomorrow at 135/139 High Street, Dumfries.