Is BBC Scotland disappointed as Scotland’s flood defences hold with only partial damage?

John Robertson:

As hundreds are flooded out of their homes, across England, and angry residents blame government failures, BBC Scotland struggles to compete, finding only this:

Urgent repairs are being carried out to flood defences in a Borders town after they were damaged during Storm Ciara.It is thought the problems on the Jed Water at Richmond Row in Jedburgh were caused by large debris striking the riverbank due to high water levels. Scottish Borders Council is carrying out the repairs ahead of further heavy rainfall expected this weekend. It said plans were in place to evacuate 12 properties in the area should remedial work be unsuccessful. The Borders was badly affected by flooding over the weekend with one bed and breakfast in Hawick partially washed away.

One bed and breakfast and some damage to a flood defence but, critically, no actual cases of people flooded out of their properties. Are these, below, the news not being reported, and the reasons why?

Scottish Government spends at least £250 million on flood defences in last 5 years

As Tory England rushes to build on flood-plains what is the situation in Scotland?

BBC UK: ‘Millions of pounds spent on flood defences in the region [Yorkshire] have proved useless!’ What’s happening in Scotland?

2 thoughts on “Is BBC Scotland disappointed as Scotland’s flood defences hold with only partial damage?

  1. Not to worry! An asteroid strike is imminent, as it hurtles towards us:

    Will it hit the bridge, will the country come to a standstill? Will the benevolent shoulders of Westminster save us from this hurtling threat? How on earth would we manage without them? ,,,

    Hm. Well. Judging by our better management of flooding, I might suggest we would be better off dealing with it on our own, Westminster always seems to be a barrier to progress, a hindrence to making even the most basic improvements.

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