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Newmill flood scheme

Press release   •   Apr 28, 2016 14:11 BST

Work is to begin next week on the second phase of a flood protection scheme for Newmill.

The £1.85million scheme consists of a network of ditches and culverts in the fields north of the village, a cascade at the west end of the village and flood walls and a replacement bridge at Low Road.

Main contractor for the scheme, the first phase of which has been operational since 2012, is Balfour Beatty.

The work which is about to get under way is scheduled for completion by the end of the year.

Anyone seeking further information on the scheme should contact Graham Dunlop at Moray Council on 01343 563773 or e-mail

Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 92,500 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.

Headquartered in  Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.