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PE01720: Natural Flood Alleviation Strategy for Scotland

Environment Energy

Petitioner: Les Wallace


Closing Date for Online Petition: 10 June 2019

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to develop a natural flood alleviation strategy under the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009. 

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Do you agree that Scotland has an opportunity to make better use of sustainable natural flood alleviation techniques?

What benefits do you consider these techniques can deliver?

Are you aware of other techniques that have been used elsewhere that could also be successful in Scotland?

Simply appalled that beavers were given protection from slaughter one day yet at the same time permission granted for them to be culled and their homes demolished.

Allison Jones

23:14 on 16 May 2019

Stop all cruel practices. Beware all cruel people.

Katy Coxall

19:44 on 16 May 2019


Christina Gray

0:18 on 16 May 2019

Please do not cull the population of beavers they are a sorely needed returning native!

Conner lake

22:29 on 15 May 2019

It is high time that SG took natural flood alleviation more seriously. The disgraceful killing of the supposedly protected braver should stop. The licensing process should be reviewed and priority given to mitigation and translocation.

Paul Ramsay

18:39 on 15 May 2019

I very much agree with this petition. I have been campaigning for beavers for years and have them living yards from my house. I am very well aware of their incredible capacity to contribute to soft engineering solutions for the prevention of flooding at a fraction of the cost of concrete barriers which has been researched on our land by Stirling University. As climate change progresses we need creative and regenerative solutions to the problems it brings which also reduce emissions and sequester carbon. Concrete does the opposite and its use should therefore be minimised.

Louise Ramsay

17:06 on 15 May 2019

Why reintroduce a species just to then kill it? Typical humans. History is never a teacher to some.

Tracey Stanway

6:12 on 15 May 2019

Beavers slow movement of water, and are a real benefit forfloodbmitigation + prevention. Also, tree roots absorb masses of water. More trees. more beavers! Also, why do we allow communities to.build on flood plains??? Recipe for disaster.

Jo Ann Turner

22:30 on 14 May 2019

More natural and riparian woodland in the denuded headwaters and flood plains of our rivers would intercept heavy rain and slow the flow of runoff so reducing the risk of downstream flash flooding. Farmers are being encouraged to manage watercourses by installation of 'leaky dams' to hold back water and slow flows. This work costs time and money and requires continuous maintenance. Beavers, now reintroduced and protected in Scotland would do this work for free. Instead, short sighted politicians are giving licences to even more short sighted farmers to exterminate beavers from their land. Get real Scotland.

Andrew Thompson

21:22 on 14 May 2019

I'm particularly interested in work being done in Angus.

Lynne Devine

15:28 on 14 May 2019

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