Publication of Hawick Flood Protection Scheme
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:
- Tweed Local Flood Risk Management Plan – includes the majority of the Borders.
- Forth Estuary Local Flood Risk Management Plan – includes the Berwickshire coast. The City of Edinburgh Council is the lead authority for this plan.
- Solway Local Flood Risk Management Plan – includes the Newcastleton area. Dumfries and Galloway Council is the lead authority for this plan.
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 schemes
Several flood protection projects have been completed or are planned for towns across the Scottish Borders.
- Galashiels Flood Prevention Scheme: completed 201
- Jedburgh (Skiprunning Burn) Flood Protection Scheme: completed 2016
- Selkirk Flood Protection Scheme: completed 2016
- Hawick: ongoing
Check the water levels at priority grilles in place across the Scottish Borders.
How residents can help themselves
- Sign up to SEPA’s Flood Alert phone messaging service for Borders wide and area specific warnings
- Sign up to SB Alert our emergency messaging service.
- Purchase subsidised flood protection products and sign up to the local flood warning group.
- Contact our Emergency Planning team for help and advice.