A £3 million project to protect a North-east town from future floods could be completed by February.
A dedicated team will be pulled together to work on the Huntly Flood Protection Scheme following a meeting of Aberdeenshire Council’s policy and resources committee.
Councillors agreed to dedicate a site supervision team to the project as part of a “shared service arrangement” between the local authority and Moray Council.
The two will work with a contractor to deliver the construction elements of the scheme – which will include work to replace culverts, construction of embankments and water storage.
It is hoped work can begin in August and be completed in eight months.