Flooding advice

Residents in Stonehaven are being offered advice and support in the aftermath of serious coastal flooding over the weekend.

Householders affected by flooding are urged to make sure they speak to their home insurance company before starting to remove any damaged property.

Also helpful is to take photographs of any before it is thrown away, for insurance purposes.

The Scottish Flood Forum will arrive in Stonehaven on Wednesday to help with providing assistance to affected households.

They will be at Aberdeenshire Council’s housing office on Allardice Street on Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday.

Kincardine & Deeside Befriending have agreed to offer support for anybody cut off from friends and family after being provided with temporary accommodation.

A total of 14 people from the Hanover Court and Turner’s Court sheltered housing complexes have been temporarily accommodated at the new Edenholme care village.

Aberdeenshire Council staff are contacting all other sheltered housing residents, who may have gone straight to stay with friends or family, to see if they have longer term accommodation needs.

Standard-sized flood gates and vent guards are available at a discounted rate from the council’s Flood Protection Unit on 01569 768517.