Storm Event

‘the highest tide that has been seen for many a day’

Severity ? 1


High tide was reported as the source of flooding during this event. In Beauly, ‘the highest tide that has been seen for many a day’ was reported (Hickey, 1997).


No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with coastal flooding in Inverness and Beauly (Hickey, 1997). Several of the lower parts of the Inverness town were partially flooded for a short time and several houses were also flooded as well as the roadway at Douglas Row became impassable. In Beauly, several places of the bank broke and flooded part of Temigh and Easter Lovat farms. Some of the roads were also impassable.

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property A number of houses in Inverness were flooded.
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports *
Transport The roadway at Douglas Row and in Beauly were impassable.
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment Part of Temigh and Easter Lovat farms flooded.
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: