Council plans to reduce flooding take step forward

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.

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Flood prevention plans in D&G

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.