Campbeltown Flood Prevention Scheme

Argyll & Bute Council are progressing plans for a Flood Protection Scheme (FPS) for Campbeltown. On 5th December 2019 Argyll & Bute Council confirmed the proposed Campbeltown Flood Protection Scheme 2020 with modification. Then on 27th April 2020 the Scottish Government granted deemed planning permission.

The Campbeltown FPS is being promoted under the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 and the Flood Risk Management (Flood Protection Schemes, Potentially Vulnerable Areas and Local Plan Districts) (Scotland) Regulations 2010.

There is currently a delay with the ground investigation works due to the COVID-19 national emergency. The project team are endeavoring to reduce the effects of this as far is safely and reasonably practical.

Scheme Outline

The scheme involves a flood storage area in the Millknowe area of Campbeltown and a partial upsizing on the surface water culvert running along Dalaruan Street, from the proposed storage area. In addition surface water management will be implemented to other areas within the town at The Meadows and Burnside Square to further reduce the risk of flooding to the town. Property Level Flood Protection will also be provided to some properties to improve the standard of protection offered by the scheme.

The drawings and documents associated with the scheme can be found at the bottom of this page.

Key tasks completed to date include:

  • Ongoing public consultation since October 2017;
  • Proposed Campbeltown FPS was presented at a public exhibition and presentation held in October 2018;
  • Continued engagement with key stakeholders including: SEPA, Scottish Water, Scottish Natural Heritage, Utility Companies and affected landowners;
  • Provided Notice that the Council proposes to carry out the FPS;
  • Worked with objectors to mediate solutions to FPS;
  • Key stakeholders and those with an ‘interest in land’ were notified of modification to the FPS;
  • On 5th December 2019 Argyll & Bute Council confirmed the Campbeltown FPS with modification;
  • Scottish Government have granted deemed planning permission on 27th April 2020; and
  • Ground Investigation works – which has been partially completed but temporarily stopped due to Covid-19 emergency.

Confirmation of Campbeltown Flood Protection Scheme

The Campbeltown FPS ConfirmationNotice has been sent out to key stakeholders and affected parties. The notice has also been published in the Edinburgh Gazette and the Campbeltown Courier. The documents can be found in the document library below. They will also be available for viewing at The Burnett Building, St John Street, Campbeltown, PA28 6BJ once public access to Council buildings is restored.

The scheme will become operative six weeks after notice of its confirmation is first published in a locally circulating newspaper as required by the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009, unless an appeal is made against the scheme in the period 15th May to 26th June 2020 inclusive.

Any appeals are to be made by way of summary application to the Sheriff of the Sheriffdom of North Strathclyde at: Sheriff Court House, Castlehill, Campbeltown, PA28 6AN. However, this may be made through any other Sheriff Court in the Sheriffdom of North Strathclyde. The grounds on which a decision can be appealed are detailed in the Campbeltown FPS Confirmation Notice.

Next Steps include:

  • Completion of ground investigation works
  • Topographical survey of FPS areas
  • Continued detail design of all FPS elements
  • Tender and award of construction works
  • Construction of FPS

The following documents are available to view as part of the notification: 

Should you have any questions about the scheme, please contact the flooding team using the following contact details

Drawing Number

Drawing Title

Overall scheme


Campbeltown Flood Protection Scheme - Key Plan

Flood storage at Millknowe


Millknowe Flood Storage Reservoir - Site Layout


Millknowe Flood Storage Reservoir – Embankment and Wall Arrangement


Millknowe Flood Storage Reservoir – Embankment and Spillway Arrangement


Millknowe Flood Storage Reservoir – Embankment Section

Dalaruan Culvert


Dalaruan Culvert – Site Layout


Dalaruan Culvert – Longsection


Dalaruan Culvert – Intake Structure Elevation, Plan and Section

Surface Water Management Proposals


Surface Water Management – Sheet 1 of 2


Surface Water Management  - Sheet 2 of 2


Surface Water Management – Typical Details Surface Water Management – Typical Details

Property Level Flood Protection Proposals


Property Flood Protection Zone Plan

Consultation dates: 

15 May 2020 to 26 Jun 2020