South of Scotland MSP Joan McAlpine has welcomed the announcement by John Swinney that Dumfries and Galloway will receive £500,000 funding to carry out repairs following severe flooding in January 2014.
The Scottish Government will provide a contribution of additional capital grant funding to make repairs to the river bank, the sea walls and coastal paths damaged as a direct result of the recent flooding.
Ms McAlpine said:
“I am pleased that under these exceptional circumstances the Scottish Government has provided this contribution to deal with the aftermath of flooding in the local area.
“It is clear that John Swinney fully understands the extreme situation that the local area has faced since the turn of the year.
“This grant will allow the Council to carry out repairs to river banks, sea walls and coastal paths damaged as a result of severe weather, which if not addressed in the short term may well lead to further damage and further costs in the not too distant future.”
The additional £500,000 one-off funding for flood repairs in Dumfries and Galloway will be match-funded by Dumfries and Galloway Council.