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Burn of Mosset Flood Alleviation Scheme - Burn Management Works

The work aimed to create a mosaic of river and floodplain habitats by allowing active river processes to develop a multi-threaded (anabranched) system together with floodplain wet woodland features.

West Sands Beach, St Andrews

In 2010 a large scale dune restoration project was completed at West Sands Beach, St Andrews.  Due to the location of the site in the SAC, it’s designation within an SSSI and Natura 2000 site; all work had to ensure conservation objectives were me

Nigg Bay Coastal Re-alignment

The coastal re-alignment at NIgg Bay was completed in 2003.  It was the first project, of this type to be completed in Scotland.

Dunruchan Peatland Restoration, Knaik, Allan Water

Peatland restoration is important for storing and sequestering carbon, improving water quality and attenuating downstream flood risk.

Braemar floodplain restoration, River Dee

 In 1937, a 100+ year recurrence interval flood eroded a ~60 m long section of the 18th Century levee (flood embankment) on the Allanmore floodplain west of Braemar.

Allt Lorgy, River Dulnain, Spey Catchment

The need for ‘catchment wide’ management of the Spey was formally recognised in the 2003 Spey Catchment Management Plan, which provided a strategic framework for the wise and sustainable use of the whole water resource. An updated and reviewed Spe

Tarland Catchment, River Dee

Within the Tarland catchment there are historic problems with both flooding and water quality.  Since the year 2000 there have been many projects, carried out by local organisations designed to investigate and solve the problems of diffuse polluti

Logie Burn Restoration, Dee catchment

In early October 2011, a reach of the lower Logie Burn, was reconnected to relict meanders to restore its meandering morphology, river habitat and riparian habitat diversity.  Further aims were to reduce downstream phosphorous and fine sediment tr

Eddleston Water, Tweed Catchment

The aim of the Eddleston project is to assess the impact of restoring natural features and processes on both flood attenuation and the ecology of the river, and also to provide empirical evidence with which to assess the effectiveness of the measu

Bowmont Catchment, Tweed Catchment

The main focus of this project is to collect empirical data to determine how NFM can be used as a flood management tool and to identify other multiple benefits such as improved habitat.