Comrie Flood Protection Scheme

Closed 31 May 2019

Opened 30 Apr 2019

Feedback updated 7 Jan 2020

We asked

The Council and Sweco consulted with the community on:

  • The risk of flooding in Comrie
  •  The Council's proposals for a flood scheme
  • Other action to raise awareness of flood risk and improve flood resilience

You said

The response to the consultation was generally positive with the majority of the community being supportive of the proposed outline design for the flood scheme.

We did

The public consultation on the outline design is now complete and, where possible, the proposals have been amended to address the concerns raised by the community. The flood scheme will therefore be published under the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act in 2020  and the Council will notify all affected landowners and residents at that time.

Results updated 7 Jan 2020

The Council and Sweco have collated of all the comments provided at the public exhibition and, where possible, amendments have been made to the proposed outline design. A full report recording the main comments and issues raised by the community and the Council's response, including a summarised (short) version of the report is provided below


Comrie has experienced a history of flooding from the Water of Ruchill, the River Earn and the River Lednock. The most recent significant flood events occurred in January 1993, February 1997, December 2006 and in August and November 2012. In 2013, the Council completed flood protection works to reduce the risk of flooding to the Dalginross area from the Water of Ruchill. However, these flood protection works do not address the remaining flood risk from the River Earn or the River Lednock, or the combined risk from all three rivers. It is estimated that approximately 200 businesses and residential properties are still at risk of flooding.

Why your views matter

The Council previously considered a wide range of potential options for managing the remaining flood risk from the three main watercourses in the area. These options were presented to the community at public events in September 2016 along with the Council’s preferred flood protection scheme consisting of flood walls and embankments. Since then the Council has been working with consulting engineers, Sweco, to develop an outline design for the flood scheme.

We are now ready to consult with the community on the latest proposals which are detailed below:

What happens next

Following the consultation the information collected will be collated and used to inform the final outline design of the flood scheme. Where possible, the proposed scheme will be amended to address any local concerns.

The Council will provide a response in the form of a community consultation report. This report will be posted on this page and made available to the community.



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