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  • John Swinney MSP
JSMSP Perthshire
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JSMSP Perthshire

Press Release

Swinney seeks flooding clarity

Publised date : 01 Nov 2021

Perthshire North MSP, Mr John Swinney, has written to Perth and Kinross Council for information on the steps being taken to address flooding issues over the weekend.

Mr Swinney’s letter follows significant disruption around Blairgowrie and East Perthshire, with the A926 between Alyth and Blairgowrie and the A924 between Edradour and Bridge of Cally being closed. Additionally, the A93 between Bridge of Cally and Blairgowrie was closed after a bridge parapet collapsed.

Commenting, Mr Swinney said:

“I am greatly concerned by the very significant impact of flooding in the East Perthshire area, and in particular the collapse of a bridge parapet at Bridge of Cally.

“This was a deeply worrying incident and, combined with road closures as a result of heavy rainfall, has made it very difficult for the public to access Strathardle and Glenshee.

“Accordingly, I have written to Perth and Kinross Council to seek clarity over what actions are being taken to address this flood damage, and to emphasise the need to undertake repairs as quickly as it is safe to do so.

“In the interim period, I would encourage the public to be extra vigilant when they are driving in these adverse weather conditions. Should any constituent have specific concerns they would like to highlight, I would ask that they contact my office directly.”

Transport, Roads, Local Communities, Flooding, Rural, Environment