A FLOOD management project in the Wee County has received praise following a visit by a councillor.

Cllr Fiona Law, spokesperson for the environment, has praised the "good progress made" at the Natural Devon – Pool of Muckhart Natural Flood Management Initiative following a visit last week.

The project secured financial support from NatureScot's Nature Restoration Fund to deliver a series of improvements in the area, including its aim to support biodiversity in the fields north of the Kirkhill area.

Efforts are being made to slow the flow of water through the creation of flood overflow channels, wetland scrapes, leaky dams and reconnecting a historically straightened channel to its floodplain.

During her visit, Cllr Law met with Jonathan Louis, co-director of Forth Rivers Trust, which helped bring the project forward.

She also engaged with pupils from Muckhart PS who were learning about the project's flood risk and biodiversity aims

Cllr Law said: "The project has come about after great partnership working between the Muckhart Flood Group, Forth Rivers Trust, local residents, a supportive landowner and the council, so it's fantastic to see this first-class community asset being delivered.

"The project's delivery, with vital funding from NatureScot, clearly shows that working in partnership with communities can deliver practical benefits for all involved.

"It was also great to see pupils from Muckhart Primary School learning about the project's aims and lending a hand to spread wildflower seeds over the project area."

Natural flood management aims to mimic nature by implementing natural processes and features which help contribute to a healthy catchment.