FM announces £420m flood protection strategy
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Nicola Sturgeon on new £420m flood protection strategy

The first minister has announced a 10-year flood prevention strategy worth more than £400m.

Nicola Sturgeon was visiting Newton Stewart, which was badly hit by floods last December, when she gave details of the Scotland-wide scheme.

The Scottish government will budget £42m each year for 10 years, to create a total of 40 new flood prevention schemes designed to help protect those who are most at risk.

BBC Scotland's political correspondent Andrew Kerr reports.

  • 18 Jul 2016