Flood warning issued for Thursday and Friday

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The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has warned of potential flooding across Scotland through Thursday and Friday.

River flooding may have an impact on eastern parts of Argyll and Bute, as well as in Edinburgh and the Lothians, Aberdeenshire, Fife and the Scottish Borders.

However, rivers in Tayside, Dundee and Angus and southern Aberdeenshire are currently at greatest risk.

Environment Minister Paul Wheelhouse said: “With heavy and persistent rain forecast for Thursday and Friday, the Scottish Government’s resilience team is closely monitoring developments to deliver a co-ordinated response.

“Ministers are being kept abreast of the situation – I am speaking to SEPA today to discuss the information that SEPA is providing to the public and emergency responders and to hear first hand what the potential impacts may be.

“As the exceptional weather over last weekend showed us, it is important that public stay vigilant and take appropriate precautions.

I would urge the public to keep up to date on the latest flood updates from SEPA using Floodline on 0845 988 1188, the Traffic Scotland website and also to listen to their local radio station for updates from the police and local authorities as circumstances could quickly change.”