The Comrie Community Council has received the following communication from Craig McQueen of the Structures and Flooding department at PKC.

The Council are continuing to progress work to support the development of the Comrie Flood Protection Scheme.  We are still working through the statutory process and I will look to provide you with a separate update on this next week.

This email, however, is to inform you that the Council has appointed a Ground Investigation Contractor, Holequest, to carry out a further series of ground investigations. These works will comprise the drilling of boreholes, and the digging of hand excavated and mechanically excavated trial pits, at targeted locations throughout the village. I have attached a reference map to show you where we propose to undertake the works. The attached drawings carry a lot of information – but the coloured targets/markers show the locations of the proposed works. If you have any questions regarding these then please let me know.

We anticipate that the whole package of investigation works will be conducted over a period lasting approximately 4 weeks from 3 May 2021 (next Monday). Works at each location should only take 2 to 3 days. Similar to previous works we are going to close a portion of the Field of Refuge Car Park to allow the Contractor to set up a temporary site compound. Signs informing local residents of this car park closure will be put in place shortly.

In order to minimise any disruption, we have contacted landowners to discuss the works, and have also served the appropriate notice on them under the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act.


Craig McQueen
Engineer (Flooding)
Structures and Flooding
Perth and Kinross Council