Storm Event

‘there arose such a swelling in the sea… that the like was not seen before for a hundred years… this extraordinary tide’

Severity ? 2


No known sources of information.


No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence

This event saw damages at Leith harbour caused by coastal flooding. Low lying houses and cellars at Leigh were also reported to have been flooded (Hickey, 1997).

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property Houses and cellars flooded.
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports Leith harbour damaged.
Transport *
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences *

*No known sources of information available


  1. Hickey, K. R. (1997). Documentary records of coastal storms in Scotland, 1500-1991 A.D. Coventry University. Available at: