Selkirk Flood Protection Scheme

Adverse Weather & SEPA Flood Alert Updates

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Scheme Documents

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Construction Updates

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Project Programme

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Thank you for visiting the Selkirk Flood Protection Scheme website. This website has been created to provide information about the Scheme and to give you the opportunity to comment or ask questions through the feedback page.

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions about any aspect of the Scheme please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will always respond, although given the scale and nature of the project this may take a few days. We have also added a Question & Answers section to the website where you can find answers to the questions which are frequently posed to the Project Team. You are also welcome to pop into our offices on South Bridge Street where a member of the Project Team will be available (during office hours) to answer any questions you may have.
We hope you find this website useful and look forward to providing a further update about the Main Works in the coming months.

Conor Price

Senior Project Manager
April 2016


Photo of the Month - April 2016

Level Crossing Road extension and the Community Recycling Centre take shape.

Photo of the Month - March 2016

The new Ettrickhaugh Road footbridge is installed.

Photo of the Month - February 2016

Riverside Road flood wall with brick cladding to reflect the heritage of the Riverside mill buildings.

Latest news

Dunsdale Haugh will close on Tuesday 3rd May for up to 20 weeks to allow essential works to proceed in front of Belmont Motors and Oregon Timber. During this closure traffic will be diverted onto Level Crossing Road via the new section of road which has been constructed through the old Community Recycling Centre site.

The Project Team has met with the Common Riding Trust to discuss this year's event: the works along Riverside are substantially complete and the cavalcade will return to the normal route along Riverside Road. The Project Team will continue to meeting with the Trust on a reguar basis to ensure any potnetial issues are resolved.

The Public Information Room at the main site compound on South Bridge Street has been updated and there is now a full suite of progress photos available to view. Please pop by if you have any questions about the Scheme.

The new Ettrickhaugh Road footbridge is now open. The footpaths from this footbridge to the Cauld are also complete and the landscape through this area is starting to recover after a year of significant civil engineering works.

The next Bannerfield Information Evening will be held on Wednesday 4th May. This meeting will be used as an opportunity to discuss the Bannerfield Community Project.

Scheme Landscaping Plans have been uploaded  - click here.

Issue 6 of Main Works Newsletter - click here. Issue 7 will be sent out from the 9th May.

New FAQ - Why is the gravel island at Bridge Street Footbridge not being removed? Click here for the answer.

2016 News Page updated - click here

RJ McLeod confirm that there is now no need for a full road closure on the A708 at Work Section 1A (at Old Mill Farm).

Work starts on the construction of the new plaza areas at Bridge Street footbridge.

New footbridge across the Philiphaugh Mill Lade at Ettrickhaugh Road is installed.

The footbridge at Bannerfield allotments is closed to allow works to proceed in this area.

Preparations for the full closure of Dunsdale Haugh at Oregon Timber are ongoing - this closure is expected to be required from late April. More information will be provided in due course.

Temporary closure of Selkirk Community Recycling Centre from Monday 8th February - click here for more information.

The Project Team is closley monitoring the river bank erosion on the northern bank just downstream of Bridge Street footbridge.

New road layout on the A707 and A708 around the triangular field. Rights of Way have changed, with traffic coming from Corby Linn or the hotel now required to give way to traffic already on Linglie Road (the A708). Particular attention should be given to the new road markings.

Selkirk Library Information Area: A member of the Project Team will be available at the library on Thursdays between 2pm and 3.30pm and on Fridays between 12noon and 2pm. Please pop by if you have any questions about the Scheme. Alternatively, get in touch via the feedback page on this website.

FRM Strategies Launch - Click here to watch a video about the launch and the new strategies.

The Minister for the Environment, Climate Change & Land Reform - Dr Aileen McLeod MSP - visited Selkirk this morning, Monday 11th January, to launch the Scottish Government's new Flood Risk Management Strategies. The launch event was held at the Scheme's Main Site Compound and was also attended by Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Calum Kerr MP, Cllr David Parker and SEPA CEO Terry A'Hearn. Click here for more information.

WS-1A A708 Flood Protection Wall: Work to commence on Monday 11th January. Lane Closure and Temporary Traffic Lights will be in operation.

New progress photos added to the Photos pages

Issue 5 of Main Works Newsletter. Click here

Project Team holds a meeting with residents of Lindean to provide an update on the Scheme and works to be undertaken in 2016.

Bridge Street and St Mary's Mill footbridges reopen. Click here

Project Programme page updated. Click here

Time lapse video of bridge installation now available to view. Click here

New Construction Updates. Click here

Car-park just off the A707 (between the rugby pitch & Philiphaugh Farm Cottages) to close for up to 27 weeks from 17th September to allow works on the new road bridge and burn realignment to proceed.

Bridge Street footbridge successfully installed. Click here

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