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Roseanna and Annabelle raise concerns over flooding

The Scottish National Party’s Ms Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Member of the Scottish Parliament for Perthshire South & Kinross-shire, has been visiting Comrie in her constituency following severe flooding which has affected many homes in the village.

Speaking this afternoon (Monday) Ms Cunningham said:

“The situation here in Comrie is absolutely awful.  There has been a lot of very heavy rainfall in recent days and there has been a lot of flooding in communities across Scotland but Comrie has been really badly hit with the Ruchill Water breaking its banks once again.

 “I really feel for the people of Comrie.  This is the second time in just a few short months that the Ruchill has flooded and there is no doubt that this event has been very much worse than August’s flood was.  I know that, as it has done before, this community will rally round and look after those who have been affected.”


“There is a lot of very understandable frustration and anger that this has happened again and the Council really needs to get on top of this and ensure that there is no further flooding. 

 “I will be speaking to colleagues in the Scottish Government to see what assistance can be given to help this to happen.

 “The emergency services have been working extremely hard to defend people’s homes from the rising waters.  With more flooding and less daylight, their task is significantly harder this time than it was in the summer and I want to record my thanks to them.”

Ms Annabelle Ewing MSP, Member of the Scottish Parliament representing Mid Scotland & Fife, lives in Comrie and she added:

“I looked out the window this morning to see the floodwater had reached my neighbour’s front door so I knew straightaway that things were not good.

 “As both a local resident and an elected representative I want to see urgent action to address the problems that are causing the Ruchill Water to flood with such frequency.

 “Alongside Roseanna, I will be working to get this sorted out for the people of Comrie.”


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