from Sunday Herald, 29 July 2007
Nearly 100,000 homes and businesses in Scotland are in areas at risk of flooding, according to unpublished new estimates from the Scottish Executive.
Housing estates in most cities are under threat, as well as airports, roads, railways, hospitals, schools, shopping centres, sports facilities, sewage works, farms and distilleries. Communities in Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock, Kirkintilloch, Perth and Moray could be inundated.
Virtually all of Scotland's most dangerous industrial complex - the massive oil and chemical works at Grangemouth - could disappear under water, as could Scotland's biggest power station at Longannet near Kincardine. Even the Executive itself is vulnerable, with part of its headquarters at Victoria Quay in Leith in the official flood hazard zone.