Category: People

Pensioner Dies in Flood

Bill Hamilton, 68, was trying to assist residents whose houses were hit by flash floods in the Inverness village of Smithton when he fell, hit his head and disappeared from sight into a swollen burn. It appears he had been attempting to clear debris from a culvert trash screen. STV has full coverage of this

Thank you Ewen

Freuchie Flood Action Group would like to say a hearty thank you to Ewen Jardine for his advice, assistance and sheer hard work in relation to flooding over the last few years. As secretary of Freuchie Community Council his support was vital to FFAG and Freuchie residents in our efforts to deal with flooding and

A Worthy Cause

Something a little different for once and certainly off topic! The Fife Herald has a report this week about the beloved and respected Cameron MacKenzie who has pledged to do a 10k walk once a month for the next 10 months as a way of raising awareness of and funds for Alzheimer Scotland. He and

Frozen Gas Meter

Another lingering effect of the recent flooding manifested itself yesterday afternoon. John Thomson, Freuchie Flood Action Group chairman, discovered he had no hot water or heating. Turns out the flood waters had likely got into the regulator and / or meter mechanism, which then froze up due to the cold snap. Scotia Gas Networks replaced

A Close Call

With a great deal of effort and more than a little luck Freuchie survived the very heavy rainfall that fell on the East of Scotland on Sunday. The small flood improvement measures we have already made since the 2008 floods, the help of many people from the community to manage flood water, the early assistance

Our Person of the Week

Our "Person of the Week" award (a hypothetical award with no cash rewards or other grandiose prizes) is rightly destined for one man this week: Paul Hendy of the Scottish Flood Forum. He receives our gratitude for inviting Freuchie Flood Action Group along to the launch event for the Scottish Flood Forum on Monday. He

Our Wullie

Check out page four of The Courier today as our own Willy Harrison of Freuchie Mill is pictured in his wheelchair while telling us about his car insurance woes. We’re hoping to get a video interview with Wullie in the next day or two where all will become clear! The nice folk over at the

The Darkest of Veils for the Bride

It was one of the happiest days of Kay and Jim’s life when they tied the knot and flew off on honeymoon.  They were truly oblivious to the cruel hand of fate smiting down on Freuchie Mill whilst they were blissfully enjoying the first throngs of married life. This is Kay’s story in her own