Stirling Council Media Release
New Callander flood study seeks community’s local knowledge
Stirling Council has embarked on an area-wide survey of historic flooding that has occurred in Callander.
Periods of heavy rain have caused flooding issues for residents, closing roads and car parks and impacting areas around community buildings.
The Council is seeking to gather information about flooding across these various areas, whether the flooding was caused by high river levels, from surface water coming off the Crags or for other reasons.
The historical flooding information gathered by this study will be integral to the formation of the Callander Flood Protection Scheme and Surface Water Management Plan.
As part of the survey, the Council is seeking information in three particular areas
– Dates and locations of flooding issues
– Photo or video footage of the flooding
– Areas affected by flooding
Convener of the Environment and Housing Committee, Councillor Jim Thomson, said: “I would ask that anyone with knowledge of flooding incidents in the Callander area participate in this survey.
“Flooding is an issue in Callander, as demonstrated by the impact of the heavy rainfall we have seen recently. It is important that we gather as much local information as possible to develop a fuller understanding of flood risk in the Callander area and help us move forward with a plan to alleviate it.”
The Callander flood study is one of a range of flood studies that Stirling Council has commissioned to determine the extent of flood risk within the Stirling region, with a study on Strathblane undertaken last year.
Vice Convener, Councillor Danny Gibson, said: “We are committed to doing all we can to help our communities who suffer from flooding issues and to be able to test potential measures. To address flooding in Callander we require the community’s help. I would urge anyone with local knowledge or photographs of flooding to take part in the new flood study and provide us with these important details.”
Letters have been delivered to Callander residents to help gather historical flooding information and knowledge held by members of the community.
To share any historic information, an interactive form can also be found at https://callanderfloodingsite-stirling.hub.arcgis.com/pages/data-collection. Further information on the project is also available at https://callanderfloodingsite-stirling.hub.arcgis.com/.