Highlands and Islands MSP calls for flooding inquiry to come to Moray

MSPs launching a major inquiry into flooding in Scotland are being urged to come to Moray to learn from the area’s experience and expertise.

Highlands and Islands Labour regional MSP Peter Peacock has invited members of the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee to visit Moray to meet with local people, learn of their first hand experience of the trauma of being flooded out of their homes, and meet a range of local experts involved in dealing with the design of flood protection measures.

"I know from meeting residents flooded out of their homes just the trauma that can be caused.

"Elgin, Forres, Rothes and Llanbryde have experienced some of the worst flooding in Scotland in recent years.

"There has been considerable work done in the area reviewing climate change research and investigating and planning flood alleviation schemes.

"It is that experience, and that of the emergency services locally, which would be invaluable in informing the inquiry of what needs to be done to make things better in future." said Mr Peacock.

 

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