Local MSP Visits Bathgate Flood Victims

Local MSP Visits Bathgate Flood Victims

Fiona Hyslop MSP for Linlithgow Constituency has today (Friday 25th May) visited the site where a 27 inch water main burst in Bathgate on Tuesday morning.

The burst main which flooded nine properties on Leyland Road and a further six on Meikle Inch Lane has now been drained and residents were evacuated safely by emergency services.

Fiona Hyslop, who visited the site and met residents from the streets with Scottish Water representatives, said;

“The damage done to these homes is devastating.

“Councillor Willie Boyle has been a great help visiting each resident on the day of the burst offering them support and advice.

“Lothian and Borders Emergency Services have done a great job clearing the water and responded quickly and effectively to the alert from Scottish Water.

“I met with Scottish Water officials who explained what had happened what they did to tackle the burst and what they are doing to help the residents affected.
I will monitor this closely but unfortunately it could be months before residents can get back into their homes.”