Ex­tra time called for in flood de­fence

The Scotsman - - News Digest -

Ef­forts to find a con­trac­tor to build a multi-mil­lion pound flood scheme in the Bor­ders have been put back six months.

The ex­ten­sion to the pro­cure­ment process in Haw­ick has been blamed on the “scale and com­plex­ity” of the scheme. A Scot­tish Bor­ders Coun­cil s state­ment said the project team would work to min­imise any im­pact on the fi­nal com­ple­tion date. The de­fences in Haw­ick are ex­pected to cost more than £44m and should be fin­ished by 2022.

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