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Climate change risk to 28 historic sites in Scotland

Landmark Scottish castles and chapels are among 28 historic sites at "very high risk" from climate change, according to a new report.

A further 160 properties were found to be at "high risk" from flooding, coastal erosion and slope instability.

Including some prehistoric sites in Shetland and Orkney.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
15th January 2018ce

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For those of you quaking at the prospect of the "Climate Change" which might cause flooding at Biggar Gasworks if the Biggar Burn were to rise by six feet. Just here. Please do not quake.

Of course the whole reason for siting the Biggar Gasworks by the Biggar Burn was to have plenty of cold water sump to work the condenser.
Take some cold quaking comfort that the patrons of the Cross Keys pub will be getting their feet wet while sipping their pints, the poor people living in Gasworks Road (quite a few houses) will have sopping carpets and sodden rhubarb patches. But the very quick run-off down the canalled banks of the Biggar Burn spill out to flood over the Golf Course and over the flat fields of the Biggar Gap in nae time. En-route to the Tweed and the North Sea. Here is the Biggar Burn flowing along its neatly cut channel beside the old railway track just beyond the sheep. Bizzyberry Hill in the background

As for Fort George. If these defences cannae take it... then maybe everyone will be swamped by all the Climatic Change - Help Ma Boab! We're doomed!
Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
16th January 2018ce
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