Flood alleviation schemes

Smithton and Culloden flood alleviation project

The Highland Council is pleased to announce that the Smithton and Culloden Flood Protection Scheme has been awarded to Inverness based Morrison Construction for the final phase of works to alleviate flood risk to the communities of Smithton and Culloden. The flood scheme will protect 129 properties that would otherwise be at risk of a flooding during a "once-in-200-years" event.

The works in this contract will complement those undertaken in earlier phases and include the replacement of a culvert between Lochlann Court and Redburn Avenue, the creation of flood storage areas in Culloden Park and Smithton Park, the removal of a culvert beneath Smithton Park and the removal of a culvert between the railway at Murray Terrace and Smithton Park.

Flood bulletins

For the latest news and to keep you informed of developments and works in progress, please see our flood bulletins.

Formal flood protection scheme

In order to complete the final phase of our flood alleviation project, we are promoting a formal Flood Protection Scheme.

Following on from consultation events the Smithton and Culloden Protection Scheme was confirmed by the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Committee on 2 November 2016.

Flood protection animation 

Following consultations held in March 2015, some alterations to the scheme have been made to take on board public views. The revised flythrough animation reflects the changes made to design. Further visualisation images and drawings of the scheme will become available in early 2016 when formal consultation on the scheme will take place. It should be noted that the fly through animation conveys the principles of the design proposals and is not necessarily an exact representation of how the final scheme would look

The Scottish Flood Forum

In partnership with the Scottish Flood Forum we have been running weekly support and advice sessions in the Church Hall of the Smithton and Culloden Free Church between August 2011 and February 2012.

Although the weekly drop-in sessions are no longer taking place the advice and support still remains available from the Scottish Flood Forum. Please contact Paul Hendy with any queries and visits can be arranged by appointment - paul.hendy@scottishfloodforum.org or 07825 010436.