Arbroath and the Brothock Water area have historically suffered from flooding.
In 1987 a flood prevention scheme was constructed to limit over-bank flows from the flooded areas.
After further flooding, work was carried out to identify the potential flood risk in Arbroath from both river and coast.
This resulted in the Arbroath Flood Prevention Strategy which identified actions to reduce flood risk in the town, and the development of a flood protection scheme.
The flood protection scheme will provide a 1 in 200 year standard of protection.
When it's finished, 530 people will no longer be at threat from flooding and damage costing approximately £840,000 each year will be prevented.