Flood talks set

A multi-agency meeting will be held this month to discuss flooding and storm damage that affected the north-east town of Stonehaven and surrounding areas last month.
Scottish Water, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and emergency services are among those signed up to take part.
Officials from Aberdeenshire Council will explain what prevention measures have been taken in Stonehaven since severe flooding hit the town in 2009. They will also examine the council’s response to the severe weather and subsequent flooding and what action could be taken.
The meeting, at Mackie Academy on January 29, will be open to householders and businesses directly affected by flooding in the Kincardine and Mearns area. A spokesman said the meeting will be by invitation only “in order to help agencies focus on those directly affected by flooding”.
He added that there were still some difficulties in identifying everyone who was affected by the flooding.