Moray MP Douglas Ross has called on the local council to “urgently” address flooding issues at Clovenside cemetery in Forres after being contacted by distressed constituents.
Visitors to Clovenside cemetery yesterday reported gravestones “submerged” in water after heavy rain in recent days.
One constituent that contacted Mr Ross said she was “shocked and heartbroken” at the deluge around the graves.
Mr Ross immediately contacted the chief executive and the environmental health team at Moray Council, asking for the situation to be addressed and for a longer-term solution to be found.
Scottish Conservative MP for Moray Douglas Ross said:
“Visitors to Clovenside were clearly distressed by the sight of flooding in the cemetery.
“One constituent said that some of the graves and head stones near the entrance were submerged.
“It must be heartbreaking for families to see the graves of their loved ones in such a state.
“I have contacted Moray Council and asked that this be addressed as a matter of urgency as it’s not the first time this has happened.
"A long-term solution needs to be found, therefore, that can hopefully avoid any repeat of this type of incident in the future.”