Environment Minister unveils £235m Scottish flood protection plan on visit to Borders

Environment Minister, Dr Aileen McLeod MSP on visit to Selkirk Credit: ITV Border

Environment Minister Aileen McLeod visited Selkirk today to announce a £235million action plan to protect properties across Scotland.

The Flood Risk Management plan contains 14 local strategies and proposals for 42 flood protection schemes or engineering works planned for the next five years. The Selkirk Scheme Flood Protection Scheme, which is currently under construction, has been praised for protecting homes in the town during the recent storms.

On her visit to Selkirk the Minister met with representatives from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and Scottish Borders Council to discuss partnership working to prevent flooding in local areas.