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Elgin flood alleviation scheme officially opened

Elgin floods Image copyright Alastair Mackie
Image caption Flooding hit Elgin in 2014

A major £86m flood alleviation scheme for Elgin has been officially opened.

The project - which took almost five years to complete - is aimed at protecting more than 1,000 homes and businesses.

The Elgin scheme is one of the biggest ever undertaken in Scotland.

In August 2014, partially-completed flood alleviation schemes in Moray were said to have saved hundreds of homes and businesses.

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