Arbroath Flood Prevention Scheme – work begins at Hercules Den

Published on Tuesday 17 November 2020

Preparatory work marking the physical and visible start of the Flood Protection Scheme in Arbroath is underway.


Project contractors, Morrison Construction have been felling trees and clearing the wider scrubland area at Hercules Den throughout this week, which will allow a flood protection embankment to be constructed. Any trees that have been taken down will be replaced as part of a re-planting programme.

Arbroath (Brothock Water) Flood Protection Scheme – is funded by Scottish Government and Angus Council – and is designed to reduce the risk of flooding from the Brothock Water, which runs through the coastal town, and provide a one in 200-year standard of protection.

It is a national priority project under the Flood Risk Management Strategy and has been developed in partnership with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). All work currently being carried out is fully compliant with Covid-19 guidelines and working practices.