Flooding at Muirdrum

THE PREVENTION of serious flooding in Muirdrum is being championed by Angus South MSP Graeme Dey following last week’s heavy rainfall.

He has written to Angus Council to ask them to investigate the root cause of the flooding and to orchestrate a solution in the village.

The heavy rain last Tuesday left the area of the village around the Carnoustie-Forfar crossroads several inches deep in water and only action on the part of local people prevented homes from being flooded.

Mr Dey has contacted council chief executive Richard Stiff asking that the issue, which has arisen before, be addressed.

He said: “I was in Muidrum myself on the evening in question and so realise just how serious a matter this was.

“It was only thanks to local folk erecting man-made barriers that the water was diverted away from homes and down the brae towards the overpass on the A92.

“One villager tells me this is the third time in as many years that such a situation has arisen and I’ve asked the Council to look into the cause and identify a means of avoid any repetition.”

A spokesperson for Angus Council said: “During the very heavy rainfall experienced last week, water was flowing from private property upstream of the junction of the Forfar–Carnoustie Road at Muirdrum.

“We are already investigating this situation and will be in communication with local landowners to discuss ways to prevent this happening in the future.”