A project to prevent flooding in Eddleston and Peebles by putting the bends back into a river has taken a step forward today.
The Eddleston Water, which flows into the River Tweed, was straightened 200 years ago so a road could be built.
It is now being returned to its original meandering shape and it is hoped that the long-term project will prevent flooding in hotspots further downstream.
"The Scottish Government is committed to working with nature to manage the sources of flooding, and protect the environment. Natural flood management is an essential part of a sustainable approach to flood risk management and the Eddleston Water project will help us develop our knowledge base.
"It will help us assess how wetlands, woodlands and land use can lower the flood risk for communities like Eddleston Village and Peebles and also restore natural habitats to the river."
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