Provost sees flood damage

The Provost of Aberdeenshire, Cllr Jill Webster, has visited Stonehaven to see firsthand the areas of the town affected by coastal flooding.

The Provost joined Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee chairman Carl Nelson, and Area Manager Willie Munro, to tour parts of the town and meet people affected by the flooding, last Friday.

The combination of heavy rain, strong winds and high tides caused significant damage in parts of Stonehaven. A major clean up operation has managed to remove most of the debris from the harbour and promenade areas, and the majority of businesses affected by the severe weather have now reopened.

The beachfront boardwalk was extensively damaged and has been removed for repair. Repairs are scheduled for minor damage to the harbour area.

In her visit to Stonehaven, the Provost first visited the harbour area and the Maritime Rescue Institute lifeboat charity which suffered significant damage during the storms, but have now managed to return a lifeboat to operational status. She met members of the MRI team and also local police officers who have aided in the flood relief effort.

The Provost then visited Turner’s Court and Hanover Court, getting a tour inside one of the buildings to see the worse of the flood damage.