Highlands & Islands

Kingussie flood protect scheme approved

Ruins of Ruthven Barracks near Kingussie Image copyright Thinkstock
Image caption Ruins of Ruthven Barracks near Kingussie

Plans for a flood alleviation project for Kingussie have been approved by the Cairngorms National Park Authority.

Flooding has affected the town in recent years and shut its high school, damaged bridges, flooded fields and closed the nearby railway line.

The flood protection scheme will involve building a channel to divert water into Loch Gynack and prevent it from entering the Gynack Burn.

The Gynack Burn runs through the middle of Kingussie.

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