Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Scottish flood scheme could cut home insurance claims

Ruth Bradshaw in The Scottish town of Elgin is to benefit from a new flood protection scheme that could help residents avoid making home insurance claims in the future. Moray Council has given the go ahead for the new Elgin Flood Protection Scheme, which will be used to actively reduce the risk of flooding to homes and businesses when heavy rainfall causes the River Lossie to swell.

Roseanna Cunningham, minister for environment and climate change, said that the scheme has been modified following a public inquiry into flood risks in the town. "Over the years, the town has been blighted by flooding, the most severe events occurring in 1997, 2002 and September 2009," she said

"This scheme will provide a high level of protection for local people and businesses in the area and is part of the Scottish government's approach to sustainable flood risk management," Cunningham added….

Elgin (Highland) Station, with train, near to Elgin, Moray, Great Britain. View westward, towards Forres and Inverness; ex-Highland Inverness - Forres - Elgin line, connecting just to the east here at Elgin (GNofS) Station into the ex-Great North of Scotland main line to Aberdeen. This is a stopping train from Forres to Keith, headed by ex-Caledonian Pickergill 3P 4-4-0 No. 54471. Shot by Ben Brooksbank, Wikimedia Commons via Geograph UK, under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license

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