'The tide rose to a greater height than it has been known to do since the year 1814.'
This event was associated with a violent storm, a heavy gale of wind, accompanied by heavy rain at the same time the tide rose “to a greater height than it has been known to do since the year 1814” (Hickey, 1997).
At Stairhaven, around £30 worth of damage was suffered due to the new quay being breached (Hickey, 1997).
Receptor and Consequence
Flooding was reported at Stranraer, Cairnryan, Portpatrick, Stairhaven, Borgue and Kirkcudbright, Greenock, and Innermessan (Hickey, 1997).
|Loss of life||*|
|Residential property||Several houses and roads were also inundated.|
|Evacuation & Rescue||*|
|Transport||Roads were also inundated.|
|Water & wastewater||*|
|Coastal defences||The new quay at Stairhaven was breached.|
*No known sources of information available
- Hickey, K. R. (1997). Documentary records of coastal storms in Scotland, 1500-1991 A.D. Coventry University. Available at: https://curve.coventry.ac.uk/open/file/aa6dfd04-d53f-4741-1bb7-bdf99fb153be/1/hick1comb.pdf.