Communities across Scotland will receive more than £700,000 additional funding to improve flood protection. This includes £300,000 to support the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) in its role as the strategic flood risk management. It is also proposed to increase this amount by a further £200,000 to £1.6 million for 2019 to 2020.
The Scottish Flood Forum will receive £33,000 in 2019 to 2020 to work with stakeholders to raise awareness of the importance of making flood resilient repairs and installing flood protection measures for property.
An amount of £180,00 has been made available to gather Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data, which surveys terrain and will provide robust data to improve assessment and management of flood risk.
Source: SEPA, 6 February 2019