Storm Event

“Some of the islands used for grazing cattle were submerged by the sea and all the beasts were drowned”

Severity ? 3


This event was associated with a sea flood in east Scotland, most likely resulting from east or northeast gales (Lamb, 1991).


No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence

The inundation drowned cattle grazing on islands in the Firth of Tay and left many harbours flooded (Hickey, 1997).

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property *
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports Harbours flooded in Dundee, At Andrews, Crail, Pittenwyne and Wemyss
Transport *
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock Cattle drowned on islands in Firth of Tay
Agricultural land *
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences *

*No known sources of information available


  1. Lamb, H. H. (1991). Historic Storms of the North Sea, British Isles and Northwest Europe. Cambridge University Press. Available at: 13 March 2015).
  2. Hickey, K. R. (1997). Documentary records of coastal storms in Scotland, 1500-1991 A.D. Coventry University. Available at: