Flooding meeting

Residents and councillors will meet in Jedburgh tonight to talk about improving the town’s flood defences.

Around fifty homes and businesses were damaged, some of them badly, when the Skiprunning Burn overflowed at the beginning of the month.

The town’s community council wants to tackle the issue and reduce the risk of a repeat of the flooding.

Scottish Borders Council has commissioned engineering consultants to assess what happened. Their report is expected at the beginning of September.

The council has applied for emergency financial assistance from the Scottish Government to help them cope with the clean up.