Bruce Crawford MSP for Stirling Constituency has today welcomed the announcement of a new ten year strategy to protect Scotland’s most flood-prone communities – including funding of £1.2 million for projects in the Stirling Constituency.

The plan – announced by the First Minister earlier this week – will support local flood risk management plans, fund more than 130 flood protection studies and deliver 40 new flood protection projects across Scotland – protecting more than 10,000 homes.

Commenting, Mr Crawford said:

“Earlier this year, we saw the devastating effects flooding can have on local communities – and this new strategy will help protect households across Stirling and the surrounding area from the impact of future adverse weather.

“Investment in flood protection schemes and associated infrastructure is critical to protecting vulnerable householders, businesses and communities – and I am delighted to see the government working in partnership with local government on this important issue.

“The plan set out by the First Minister this week will give Stirling Council the certainty they need to deliver the actions set out in their Local Flood Risk Management Plans to help protect individuals, business and communities from the danger of flooding”