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Flooding in Aberdeenshire

As much as anywhere else, flooding affects the North East of Scotland

SEPA has prepared the following short animation which provides both information on why flooding occurs and also an overview to Scotland's approach to flood risk management, including how public bodies are working together to reduce flood risk in the future.

Flooding, why it happens and how we can help

Anyone can be affected, whether through:

  • disruption to travel when rivers burst their banks
  • direct flooding from localised flood water
  • coastal flooding
  • or even flooding caused by overflowing drains

View our general guidelines following flooding (pdf 218KB)


For general queries about flooding in Aberdeenshire email