Storm Event

‘The water in Leith Dock rose to within a foot of the edge of the quay, and presented the novel spectacle of vessels lying to appearance almost out of water’

Severity ? 2


No known sources of information.


No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with flooding of some houses in parts of Baltic Street in Leith (Hickey, 1997).

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property Some houses in Baltic Street flooded.
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports *
Transport Parts of Baltic street flooded.
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: