Stonehaven flood scheme completed

McLaughlin & Harvey has completed works on the Stonehaven Flood Protection Scheme – the project designed to protect homes and businesses which have previously been badly affected by flooding events around the River Carron.

Photo courtesy of McLaughlin & Harvey

Works included construction of 2km of flood walls, the installation of two higher capacity culverts and alterations to five bridges, including the refurbishment and reinstatement of the listed White Bridge, along the River Carron and its tributaries as they pass through Stonehaven.

The scheme also featured innovative self-raising flood barriers, a pump system for surface water flooding and the creation of a large culvert that provides additional capacity during a flood event.

Aesthetically the scheme has been finished in a granite stonework with sandstone and granite cope stones to match the surrounding environment.

Seamus Devlin, McLaughlin & Harvey Civil Engineering Director, commented: “We are delighted to have completed our works at Stonehaven Flood Protection Scheme for Aberdeenshire Council. The new scheme, which was constructed during the challenging Covid pandemic, will be a real benefit to the local community.”

Philip McKay, Head of the Aberdeenshire Council’s Roads and Infrastructure Services with responsibility for Harbours and Flooding, said: “It has been a significant undertaking – one of the larger infrastructure projects Aberdeenshire Council has delivered – and now that it’s completed, this flood protection scheme will give the Stonehaven community peace of mind for decades to come.”

The local community is invited to the opening of the White Bridge to mark the completion of the Stonehaven Flood Protection Scheme on Saturday 9 September from 11am.