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. Coventry University. Available at:
  2. Zong, Y. and Tooley, M. J. A. (2003). ‘Historical Record of Coastal Floods in Britain: Frequencies and Associated Storm Tracks’. Natural Hazards, 29, 13–36. Available at: (Accessed: 5 March 2015).