Please find below a progress update for the current flood mitigation works on the Water of Ruchill at Dalginross.
Ruchilside (River Bank Works)
The flood protection works at Ruchilside are complete – with only some minor remedial works to the surfacing of the Ruchilside access track to be finalised. The track will be re-instated to its pre-works condition as a minimum. These works will be carried out after the final access has been taken to the riverside site to deliver the trees that were removed from the river back to the farm. The re-instated works areas in the field and alongside the riverbank are to remain un-seeded in accordance with the landowners’ requirements.
Preliminary observations from the design team are that the rock works are operating as expected – and that the bed stabilisation weirs are functioning well. Perth and Kinross Council will continue to monitor the works on a 3 monthly basis and also after every high flow event.
The flood protection works at Ruchilside are complete – and therefore the flood defence provided to the village is now fully in place. The remaining site works consist of minor masonry works, fencing and landscape detailing. As part of the accommodation works the construction of a stone boundary wall at the entrance of the driveway, on the south side, has commenced and is approximately 70% complete. Weather permitting the proposed wall located on the north side will commence shortly. Construction of two stone gatepost pillars will then commence after both walls are complete and this will conclude the masonry works.
Four lines of post and wire fencing have also been proposed at the Tomnagaske site – two of these are substantially complete. The main function of the fencing from a flood protection perspective is to demarcate the extent of the erosion matting and to protect this from potential damage. The fencing will also provide the secondary functions of containing livestock and in demarcating the right of way.
Grass seeding and general landscaping will take place after all other site works are completed. This will be the final part of the project and will include the provision of replacement beech hedging along the line ofTomnagaske Drive where this was removed as part of the initial works. Some minor remedial landscaping works are also to be concluded in specific areas where access was taken through private gardens as part of the initial emergency works.
I can also confirm that following completion of all works at Tomnagaske, Perth and Kinross Council will repair and resurface Camp Road. The full length of Camp Road will be improved to an adoptable standard as part of these works. Should you require any further information on the planned road works to Camp Road then please contact Jillian Robinson, Principal Engineer, Road Safety & Design Team (firstname.lastname@example.org, 01739 477291)
Craig McQueen, Technician (Flooding), Structures and Flooding Section, The Environment Service, The Atrium, 137 Glover Street, Perth PH2 0HY
( 01738 477219