Selkirk Flood Protection Scheme

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 by the project team to provide you with information on the Scheme, inform you of progress, and allow you the opportunity to comment on our efforts through the 'Feedback' page. This website will be updated as often as possible with all project news and critical or important announcements.

By way of background, the Scheme became operative under the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 in August 2012 and was granted the associated Deemed Planning Permission by the Scottish Ministers in October 2012. As such all of the required approvals / permissions for the Scheme were secured and in December 2012 the Scheme's Project Board provided authorisation for Stage 6 of the project (Detailed Design) to commence. The project team has therefore been focusing on this stage throughout 2013, and will conclude the detailed design by spring 2014 at which point the process of appointing a contractor will commence. Subject to the provision of Scottish Government funding, it is anticipated that construction will begin in the autumn of 2014 and will conclude towards the end of 2016.

The Scheme will provide flood protection to Selkirk against flood events from the Ettrick and Yarrow Waters, the Philiphaugh Mill Lade, the Long Philip Burn and the Shaw Burn. The Scheme will provide protection to approximately 650 properties that comprise of residential, business, agricultural, commercial and recreational properties along with critical infrastructure.

With the approval of the Scheme in 2012 and when the Detailed Design is completed in February 2014 it will finally be possible to determine the Total Scheme Cost and completion date for the construction work. Until now the project team has been providing the latest best estimates and look forward to providing the definitive information in a few months time.

The revision to the website that has taken place in January 2014 has created a new page where the project team will provide updates on actual construction activities. We assume this page will become the most important page of the website in due course and estimate that important updates will begin to appear March 2014. The main construction works will not begin before November 2014.

We hope you find this website useful and informative and very much welcome any comments you may have about it or the Scheme in general.


Latest news

Scottish Government confirm funding for Scheme. Please CLICK HERE to view the press release.

March 2014 news has been updated

February 2014 news has been updated

January 2014 news has been updated

SBC submit their application for Scottish Government funding

The News section has been updated up to December 2013. Please CLICK HERE to visit that page.

Decision taken to replace Bridge Street footbridge - a new page of information will go live in February

SBC receives an invite to apply for Scottish Govenment funding.

A full revision of the structure of the website has been completed in January 2014 - the project team is systematically revising the content

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