Flood protection

Publication of Hawick Flood Protection Scheme

We have published the documents and drawings for the scheme. These are available to view now.

Flood risk management plan

Scotland’s first ever Local Flood Risk Management Plans (LFRMP) have been published. The plans show how flooding will be managed over the next six years in each area including funding and the timetable for delivering actions identified in the plan.

We are the lead authority for the Tweed area and have produced the Tweed LFRMP.

Three plans cover the Scottish Borders:

SEPA have also produced Flood Risk Management Strategies which aim to co-ordinate efforts to tackle flooding in Scotland.

As part of the development of the Tweed LFRMP, a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) screening report was completed and it was determined that a full SEA was not required.

Flood protection projects

Several flood protection projects have been completed or are planned for towns across the Scottish Borders.

These include:

  • Galawater, Galashiels: completed
  • Skiprunningburn, Jedburgh: completed
  • Selkirk: completion due December 2016
  • Hawick: consultation and design stage

Flood cameras

Check the water levels at priority grilles in place across the Scottish Borders.

How residents can help themselves

View our list of discounted flood protection products Practical tips on keeping your home and community safe