Wheelhouse hails £4million flooding boost

Paul Wheelhouse MSP
Paul Wheelhouse MSP
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Hawick MSP Paul Wheelhouse has welcomed yesterday’s budget announcement by Deputy First Minister, John Swinney MSP, that the Scottish Government is making £4million available for towns affected by recent flooding.

The SNP member said he knew how much the gesture would be appreciated by local authorities, businesses and individuals across the South Scotland where the recent flooding caused untold damage, the cost of which is still being counted.

Mr Wheelhouse added: “The Deputy First Minister specifically mentioned Hawick, Newcastleton and Dumfries, but I know residents in Selkirk, Coldstream, Langholm and other communities will be relieved to know that some of this funding could be coming their way.”