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.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 27 February, 2016, 15:00
A team of people from Coldstream spent Saturday morning clearing away some of the debris left of the Lees Haugh after the River Tweed flooded the land 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.”