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Pause the flood scheme

Your Town. Your Choice. Join us in asking East Lothian Council to Pause The Musselburgh Flood Protection Scheme

Want some background? Start here: Musselburgh Flood Protection Scheme – introduction (7-minute read)

Pause The Flood Scheme are a group of local residents who are concerned about the proposed flood protection plans and seek an alternative nature-based solution. 

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Paws the Flood Scheme – Group dog walk
Every Sunday from Sun 1 Oct, 10.30-11.30am
Grab your pooch & show support for nature-based solutions instead of the proposed concrete walls. Meet across from Harbour Cafe (following water-route to Roman Bridge) Dog treats provided.

What is being proposed?

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Images illustrating what the proposed flood defences in Musselburgh will look like, with wall height figures based on those of the Outline Design, presented at the June 2023 Public Exhibition at Eskmills. Share a video of these images.

For more information, read our Musselburgh Flood Protection Scheme – introduction (7-minute read)

See the ‘Outline Design’ plans for yourself at the project website, as exhibited for two days in June at Eskmills.

Why pause the scheme?

We accept that a flood prevention scheme is necessary … but … the scheme that the council is proposing is unsightly, outdated, unfriendly to the environment and crucially, far exceeds the needs for our town. 

The Musselburgh Pause the Flood Scheme group aims to:

  • Pause the flood scheme
  • Explore nature-based solutions
  • Protect our town for future generations

We’ve worked with geoscience experts who have told us that there’s still time to explore other options. 

This is an opportunity for Musselburgh to become a leading example of a town using nature-based solutions to protect its residents from future flooding. 

What can I do?

Put a poster in your window – If we can show there’s appetite to pause the scheme, the council are more likely to reconsider. Download our poster to print out and display in your window to show your concern and spread the word. 

Want some more background? Start here: Musselburgh Flood Protection Scheme – introduction (7-minute read)

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