The Scottish Government has allocated an additional £2.06M to Aberdeenshire Council to assist with the financial burden caused by Storm Frank flood damage last winter.
The emergency funding through the Bellwin Scheme, will go towards meeting costs incurred through Storm Frank which caused devastation in the area in December 2015 and January 2016.
The Bellwin Scheme is discretionary funding which exists to give special financial assistance to councils who face an undue burden as a result of large-scale emergencies.
This funding comes on top of the £2 million that was allocated to Aberdeenshire Council last year to administer funding to ensure that every household, business premises or charity directly affected by flood water received help. Over 1,000 households and businesses received £1,500 grant payments, and 145 businesses received grants of £3,000.
Local authorities in the north east also received more than £10 million funding this financial year to take forward priority flood protection schemes in their areas.