Eddleston Water Project – Building with Nature video

A new video is now available outlining the role of the Eddleston Water Project in the international Building with Nature (BwN) project. The Eddleston Water Project has been working with BwN, which is funded by the Scottish Government and the European Union’s INTERREG North Sea Region Programme, for a number of years. BwN recognises that […]

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Scottish Flood Forum visits Eddleston Water Project

Scottish Flood Forum members visited the Eddleston Water Restoration Project last week… Full story on Facebook

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The Eddleston Water Project

The main aim of the Eddleston Water Project is to investigate if changes in land use management and the restoration of natural habitats can help improve the river valley for wildlife and reduce the risk of flooding in Eddleston and Peebles.

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Eddleston Water Project database

You can search for materials relating to the Eddleston Water Project using the database facility below.  The database contains documents, images and videos.  If you experience any issues using this service please email us at info@tweedforum.org. Search: View images and videos:

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Flood Management in Borderlands (2010–2012)

Based around the Bowmont-Glen, Eddleston and Wooler Water, the aim of this project was to help develop better resilience to flooding, in rural areas, through natural flood management. It supported the development of networks and creative knowledge exchange and cooperation between stakeholders including land managers, members of statutory agencies, and local government, businesses and people. […]

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Project videos

You can find out more about the Project from our videos below   This video was produced in collaboration with the international project Building with Nature (BwN), funded by the Scottish Government and the European Union’s INTERREG North Sea Region Programme. BwN recognises that natural processes help to keep us safe against coastal erosion and […]

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Publication and media database

Please click here for a bespoke Eddleston Water Project database containing a wide range of project reports, articles and images/videos.

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A natural flood management gallery

From “leaky” ponds to flow restrictors, from re-meandering to tree planting schemes, a large amount of practical work has been carried out on the Eddleston Water over the lifetime of the Project. Below are a few examples of what the Project has put in place in the Eddleston Water catchment. Re-meandering at Cringletie Re-meandering increases […]

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Monitoring the catchment

The Eddleston catchment is being comprehensively monitored so that the effect of various restoration measures, such as riparian planting or re-meandering, can be fully understood. This monitoring programme consists of a hydrometric network (which will measure water as it enters and flows through the catchment), groundwater monitoring, water quality measurements as well as ecological and […]

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Progress to date

Working with land managers we have been able to introduce subtle changes to current land management practices in order to slow water flow from the hills, create floodwater storage areas and reconnect the river with its floodplain. So far we have carried out the following on 17 separate farms: •  207 ha of riparian woodland […]

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