Stonehaven Flood Protection Scheme
Stonehaven has historically suffered from flooding which affected local residences and businesses within the lower reach of the River Carron. Major flooding events have occurred in Stonehaven over many years, most recently in 1988, 1995, 2001, 2002, 2007, 2009 and 2012 which have caused the evacuation of nearby residents.
Stonehaven Flood Protection Scheme (FPS) is designed to protect homes and businesses which have previously been badly affected by flooding events around the River Carron. It is to provide a standard of protection well above the current Association of British Insurers requirements, reducing flood risk to 372 residential properties, 2 public utility sites, a school and an emergency service site. Once completed, it will provide a 0.5% chance of occurrence standard of protection(1 in 200-year flood event). It will also include an allowance for climate change (33% increase to 2080) and a safety margin catering for uncertainties.
In this section you can find out more the Stonehaven FPS:
- Key elements of the work
- Drop in sessions
- Current road closures and restrictions
- Scheme progress updates and timeline
Local schools can get involved in the scheme by taking part in our poster competition (pdf 496KB).
The works are the design of defined elements and construction of Stonehaven Flood Protection Scheme. This includes construction of walls, embankments, culverts, and alteration to 5 bridges along the Carron Water (and tributaries) through Stonehaven:
- Removing, replacing and raising the Red Bridge and Green Bridge
- Repositioning the Green Bridge
- Removing, refurbishing and reinstating the White Bridge in a raised position
- Replacing the Bridgefield Bridge parapet with a reinforced glass type material
- Raising and widening the Beach Bridge
- Construction of flood walls between the Red Bridge and the river mouth
- Removal of the island downstream of the Green Bridge
- Installation of 2 higher capacity culverts on the Glaslaw Burn and a new culvert under the gardens of Cameron Street
- Construction of a new pedestrian walkway from Bridgefield Bridge to the Beach Bridge
Watch a fly through video from 2015. The scheme has been modified since then but the video gives an indication of how it will look.
If you have any questions about the Flood Protection Scheme, you can meet our Community Liaison Officer every Thursday between 10am and noon at the Villa Coffee Shop, 13 Arbuthnott Place.
There are some traffic restrictions put in place due to the construction works:
- Prohibition of waiting between number 16 until number 26 on both sides (pdf 435KB) - from 15th April 2019 for 10 months
- One way system from junction with Cameron Terrace until junction with Ann Street (pdf 312KB) - from 13th May 2019 for 6 months
- Prohibition of waiting south side between number 17 until Junction with Bridgefiel (pdf 285KB) - from 27th May 2019 for 5 days
- Prohibition of waiting South Side between No.17 until Junction with Ann Street North Side from Junction with Barclay Street to No.6 (pdf 307KB) - From 3rd June for 28 days
- Road closure Between No.17 until Junction with Bridgefield (pdf 308KB) - From 3rd June for 28 days
- Footpath closure between Dunnottar Avenue until Arbuthnott Street (pdf 581KB) - from 27th May 2019 for 4 months
- Prohibition of waiting Invercarron Bridge until number 48 on both sides (pdf 254 KB) - from 21st May 2019 for 9 months