Floods take their toll in North-east

The River Ythan spilled into the lower car park of Ellon's Buchan Hotel.

The River Ythan spilled into the lower car park of Ellon's Buchan Hotel.

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SCOTTISH ministers are to release extra funds to help meet the costs of storm damage in the North-east.

The emergency cash will be freed up under the Belwin Scheme.

Aberdeenshire Council had approached the Scottish Government to consider financial support by activating the discretionary scheme, which gives assistance to councils who face an undue financial burden as a result of large-scale emergencies.

 

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