top of page
  • Writer's pictureKenneth Gibson MSP

Offshore Works Complete in £48 Million Millport Flood Prevention Scheme

North Ayrshire Council has this week announced that works at a £48 million Flood Protection Scheme on the Isle of Cumbrae are developing well and offshore works are now completed.

The SNP Government provided 80% (£39.6 million) of funding towards the overall costs of the scheme, with North Ayrshire Council meeting the rest.

Scottish Ministers are investing £91 million this year on flood prevention – which compares to only £12 million in the last year of the previous Labour/Lib Dem Administration.

Climate change is expected to increase the frequency and severity of flooding across Scotland and the Millport Flood Protection Scheme – which work started on last spring – will help improve the safety and security of the island’s residents against increased coastal flooding threats.

The offshore elements were completed in February, within the predicted planning scope, and mark a major milestone in enhancing the overall resilience of the island, with significant progress also being made with the onshore works.

The completed offshore works include:

• The installation of an offshore rock armour breakwater, which has created a calm area of water. This part of the works is essential to allow a proposed marina - which is an Ayrshire Growth Deal project - to be constructed in the future

• Foreshore rockworks at Clyde Street and at Crichton Street/Clyde Street and

• The creation of concrete revetments - slopes that absorb wave energy to help reduce coastal erosion - at Kelburn Street, Millburn Street and Clyde Street on Cumbrae.

Further flood prevention investment in Millport will be undertaken to protect a further 124 island homes.


  • Facebook Social Icon

01294 833687

15 Main Street


KA24 5DL


Email Kenneth


Kenneth Gibson SNP

No Parliamentary funds have been used for the creation and maintenance of this website

bottom of page