Stonehaven flood protection scheme complete

Aberdeenshire Council said that the much-anticipated Stonehaven Flood Protection Scheme has been completed.

Aberdeenshire Council photo

The scheme will reduce the flood risk of 372 residential properties, two public utility sites, a school and an emergency service site. The level of flood protection provided by the scheme is well in excess of the current standard required by the Association of British Insurers.

Within the programme, the major works have included construction of 2km of flood walls, the installation of two higher capacity culverts, etc.

Works on the scheme – which is designed to protect homes and businesses which have previously been badly affected by flooding events around the River Carron – began in the Spring of 2019.

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

Construction of the project was undertaken by contractors McLaughlin and Harvey Ltd who faced a number of challenges during the significant build – none more so than the Covid pandemic which delayed works.