Storm Event

In this storm the old town (the second village) at the mouth of the river, was destroyed by the sea.

Severity ? 2


No known sources of information.


No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence

Heavy northwesterly or northerly storm caused the sea to destroy the old town of Findhorn (Lamb, 1991Hickey, 1997).

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property The old town of Findhorn was destroyed.
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports *
Transport *
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
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: