Flood prevention plans for Newton Stewart

The River Cree burst its banks in Newton Stewart in December 2013 Credit: Galloway Mountain Rescue

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.

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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.