Coldstream community helps with clear-up
A 20-plus- strong team of volunteers cleared debris left on the Lees Haugh field at Coldstream after the River Tweed flooded five times this winter.
Colin McGregor, of Coldstream Mains, who farms the land, said: “The Lees farmland has been completely flooded five times this winter from December 5. On average, we would expect it to flood about one year in eight.”
Rannoch Daly, Coldstream resilient team co-ordinator, said: “We split into two teams: One working the bank downstream from the fishermen’s hut and the other proceeding upstream so that we met in the middle of the Lees Haugh loop.
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“Bin bags, litter tongs and gloves were deployed and the task completed in two hours.”