Flood prevention solutions sought

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Apathetic attendance at a meeting to discuss a flood protection scheme in Campbeltown has frustrated one South Kintyre councillor.

Argyll First councillor Donald Kelly told the Courier he was disappointed by the turnout to the meeting on February 1, which was attended by council engineers and consultants AECOM.

After lobbying by various parties, Campbeltown has been identified as the priority area for Scottish government funding, should a successful proposal be identified.

The second in a series of public consultation drop-in events, the meeting featured a presentation of a short-list of potential sustainable flood defence solutions as well as an informal discussion of these proposed options, with more workshops and meetings to come.

Councillor Kelly said: ‘There’s still a long way to go and it is imperative that all parties, especially landowners, are onside with any proposal.

‘This is a very important opportunity for everyone concerned to feed into the process and to identify a successful outcome.’

Policy lead for roads and amenity services, Councillor Roddy McCuish, added: ‘Your views and experiences will help shape these options for future flood protection so your participation and feedback is really important to us.’

A dedicated email address has been established and any comments or photographs regarding flooding can be sent to campbeltown.comments.uki@aecom.com