Storm Event

‘immediately after high water, the tide, as usual, began to ebb, when all at once it veered round, and flowed so fast as at a two hour flood for the space of nearly an hour, event of this nature not remembered to have happened before’

Severity ? 2


A storm combined with high tide caused flooding at this event (Hickey, 1997).


No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence

There was flooding in Kirkcudbright harbour and Portsoy harbour during this event (Hickey, 1997).

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property *
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports Kirkcudbright harbour and Portsoy harbour flooded.
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: