Selkirk flood prevention scheme gets green light

Flood risk map showing areas prone to flooding in Selkirk
Flood risk map showing areas prone to flooding in Selkirk Credit: SBC

The long awaited Selkirk flood defence scheme has been given the go-ahead after the Scottish Government agreed to help fund the scheme.

The £31m scheme is expected to protect up to 595 properties currently at risk in the Bannerfield, Philiphaugh and Riverside areas of the town.

Years in the planning, the funding boost means construction work will now begin in November, with completion expected in 2016.

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Selkirk flood defence scheme gets go-ahead

A flood defence scheme which will protect nearly 600 homes in Selkirk has been given the go-ahead after the Scottish Government agreed to finance part of the scheme. The work is expected to start in November.