Long Philip Burn Sediment Ponds

Following the devastating 2003 and 2004 flood events, investigations into the causes of the flooding identified that the large amounts of sediments which accumulate beneath the stone arch bridges at Philiphaugh were a principal cause of flood risk. In partnership with Halcrow, Scottish Borders Council took forward a proposal to construct sedimenation ponds at Ravensheugh which would trap much of the cobbles and boulders as they are carried downstream, preventing them from settling out beneath the bridges. Construction was completed in October 2009.