Morrison Construction has been selected to build Brechin’s new flood defences.
Work on the £16 million scheme is due to start next month and be complete by March 2016.
The contact with Morrison Construction is for £5.8 million, with the overall scheme estimated to cost £16 million.
Angus Council says the scheme will consist of direct defences; flood embankments and flood walls; upgrades to the existing surface water drainage system, including work on the Denburn Culvert and installation of three submerged pump stations.
The modified scheme was confirmed by Scottish ministers a year ago.
The news comes after the town experienced its latest flood alert on Friday. A rest centre was set up in the local high school amid fears that