The Scottish Flood Forum, together with Flood Re – the government-backed, not-for profit scheme that reduces the costs of home insurance for those in high flood-risk areas – will be holding their third ‘Tackling Flooding Together’ event in Glasgow.

This community focused event will bring together people and community groups who have either been affected by flooding or are at risk to share experiences, learnings and discuss how we can develop flood resilient communities.  

The Glasgow event will be held at the Double Tree Hotel by Hilton Glasgow Central, Cambridge Street, G2 3HN.

Given the flooding across Scotland over the past few years, this event will be an opportunity for people to come together to discuss the measures that the insurance industry, government, community groups and individuals are taking to reduce the risk, raise awareness and develop community resilience.

Paul Laidlaw, Community Resilience Manager at the Scottish Flood Forum, commented: “These events have been well received in flood risk communities and the recent Aberdeen event was packed and full of passion from the volunteers. This event will bring together those working and living in flood risk communities to share their experience of flooding with each other and watch community flood group video testimonies on our flood risk past, present and future. As a result of this event, people and community groups will be able to share information and identify what is needed to grow flood resilience and tackle flooding together”.

Flood Re launched in April 2016 as an independent body to promote the affordability and availability of flood insurance for homeowners across the UK. Since its introduction, four out of five householders with previous flood claims saw a reduction in the price of available quotes of more than 50%. More than 60 insurer brands – covering 90% of the home insurance market – are now able to cede policies to the Scheme.

Visit to learn more and see if your home qualifies for Flood Re.


Notes to editors

  1. About Flood Re

Flood Re exists to promote the affordability and availability of flood insurance for homeowners across the UK. Flood Re’s operation promotes a competitive insurance market that customers can take advantage of. Flood Re does not set consumer prices – this remains a decision for insurers to make.


Insurers can place the flood risk element of domestic property insurance with Flood Re at a premium linked to property Council Tax bands. Flood Re sits in the background, with the purchase of the policy and the process of making a claim being unchanged. 

The scheme launched on 4 April 2016 as an independent body that is privately owned and operated, whilst also being publicly accountable, and insurers are now making use of it to benefit their customers. 

Flood Re has a rating of A- “stable” outlook by Standard and Poor’s, one of the world’s leading independent credit ratings agencies. Flood Re is regulated by the Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority (firm reference number: 706046).

  1. About the Scottish Flood Forum

The Scottish Flood Forum’s aim is to reduce the impacts of flooding on individuals and communities, through providing immediate support and by establishing a network of community resilience groups in flood risk areas to equip communities to cope with the impacts and threat of flooding.

It provides advice and information to individuals to help protect their home from flooding or, if the worst has happened, to recover from flooding. The Scottish Flood Forum does this via its publications and website, via its enquiry line or where necessary, face to face.

The Scottish Flood Forum is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation No. SC043783

Registered address: Scottish Flood Forum, Caledonian Exchange, 19A Canning Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8HE


  1. About the event


Date: Saturday 6th April 2019


Time: 10:30 – 14:30 GMT


Location: Double Tree Hotel by Hilton Glasgow Central, Cambridge Street, G2 3HN.


Extra info: Refreshments will be provided and parking is available at the venue. Travel will be reimbursed up to £50 upon receipt of purchase.

Attendees should sign up here.