Articles in the press
Musselburgh flood defence scheme could be scrapped after backlash
The National – Sun 24 Dec 2023
A petition calling for a halt to a controversial flood defence scheme is to be considered by councillors after it reached nearly 4000 signatures.
Musselburgh: Petition to halt flood scheme referred to councillors
East Lothian Courier – Wed 20 Dec 2023
A petition calling for a £50million flood scheme to be paused amid concerns over a lack of public input will be put before East Lothian councillors next month.
Petition to halt flood scheme backed by over 3,000 people
East Lothian Courier – Mon 18 Dec
A petition calling on East Lothian Council to ‘pause and review’ a multi-million-pound flood scheme will be considered after gathering more than 3,000 signatures.
Old ways must change to stop flooding
The Times – Mon 11 Dec 2023
Conventional engineering approaches founded on concrete walls are not working in Brechin or in many other parts of Scotland.
Concrete versus nature in the battle to hold back the floods
Edinburgh Enquirer – Thu 9 Nov 2023
How Musselburgh has become a test bed in one of Scotland’s fiercest environmental debates
Questions asked about major flood defence plan in Musselburgh
The National – 29 Oct 2023
A controversial multi-million-pound flood defence project opposed by hundreds of people it is intended to protect may move a step forward on Tuesday.
Scotland’s provincial flood prevention rules are not fit for purpose
The Times – 22 Oct 2023
Troubled waters flow through Musselburgh, past the banks of the River Esk, where a pair of 6ft-high walls may soon be built.
Concrete versus nature: holding back the floods
The Times – 23 Sep 2023
Plans for the Esk in Musselburgh are becoming a litmus test for flood protection schemes in Scotland with campaigners clashing with councils
Musselburgh: Opposition to flood protection plan gathers momentum
East Lothian Courier – 22 Sep 2023
A campaign calling on East Lothian Council to “pause and review” the controversial multi-million pound Musselburgh Flood Protection Scheme is gathering momentum
Letters: Over the top flood damage scheme must be paused
The Scotsman – 5 Aug 2023
The council claims objections have been listened to but insist this scheme, or a close version, is the only solution.
Musselburgh: Petition calls for flood protection scheme pause
East Lothian Courier – 26 May 2023
Protestors have submitted a petition to East Lothian Council calling for an immediate pause to the Musselburgh Flood Protection Scheme (MFPS)