THE team behind the Rothes Flood Alleviation Scheme will find out today if they have won a top civil engineering award.
The £25 million works were unveiled last June, following three years of construction involving the Back Burn, Black Burn and Rothes Burn and a new bridge on the A941.
Rothes had suffered flooding on many occasions, the worst event happening in November 2002 when over 100 people were forced from their homes.
Brought in by Moray Council to protect around 400 homes and businesses, the technically-challenging scheme was engineered by Royal Haskoning with construction by contractor Morrison Construction.
Those behind the project are among the select few nominated for a Saltire Society Civil Engineering Award 2012. A delegation from the Moray Flood Alleviation team and local Councillor Pearl Paul, who carried out the official inauguration, will attend an awards ceremony in Glasgow, taking place tonight.
Founded in 1936, the Saltire Society is a non-political body concerned with all aspects of Scottish life and culture. Through its Awards, excellence in Civil Engineering in Scotland is recognised, with the initiative having showcased the very best in Scottish Civil Engineering for over 30 years.