Flood defences are to be rolled out in a North-east village fighting to protect itself against another soaking.
More than 60 properties in Kemnay flooded when the Don burst its banks on January 7, 2016. Roughly 20 were in Kembhill Park.
Now residents in the community have reached an agreement with Aberdeenshire Council to protect their homes using temporary flood barriers.
Kemnay was not included in the council’s flood risk management strategy for 2016 to 2022.
Residents had hoped a bund, which stops at a local pumping station, could be extended along the River Don – but have been told no permanent work will happen before a full flood risk assessment.
However, the council has agreed to fund a water-gate barrier at the Kembhill Park bund, which would plug defences. The device uses the weight of the water to hold it back.
They would be deployed by locals should a flood warning be issued.