Project Summary

In January 2015, the Scottish Government commissioned this research to identify and map the neighbourhoods in Scotland that are most socially and spatially vulnerable to potential flooding. This updates work carried out in 2013. The findings are of interest to policy makers and practitioners working in flood risk management, resilience, emergency services, health, social care, housing, environment and other areas that would benefit from an improved understanding of vulnerable communities and flooding across Scotland.

Project Partners

This project was undertaken by Manchester Metropolitan University with Cardiff University and University of Manchester.


The Research Findings report can be viewed here: Research Findings Report

The main report can be viewed at the Scottish Government website here: (external site)

The methodology report can be viewed here: Methodology Report

The maps of flood disadvantage can be viewed below:


Further Information

For further information, please contact Dr Gina Cavan,