Storm Event

Severity ? 1


This event is associated with strong south-easterly gales which produced two ‘tremendous’ waves at half tide in Peterhead, the second being almost 15 ft high (Hickey, 1997).


No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence:

The event effected east Scotland and Milnthorpe in Cumbria (Hickey, 1997; Zong and Tooley, 2003). In Peterhead, North Harbour was damaged with 186 yards of the east wall lost. A wooden harbour in Buckie was wrecked, built only 6 years prior (Hickey, 1997).

Summary table:

Loss of life *
Residential property *
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports 186 yards of wall washed away from North Harbour, Peterhead. Wooden harbour destroyed in Buckie.
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. Retrieved from
  2. Zong, Y. & Tooley, M. J. A. (2003). Historical Record of Coastal Floods in Britain: Frequencies and Associated Storm Tracks. Natural Hazards, 29, 13–36.