Storm Event

Severity ? 3


This event was associated with a southern gale which caused ‘exceedingly’ high tides in Scotland (Hickey, 1997).


No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence

The event caused damage to roadways in Grennan, which were left littered with tons of shingle and seaweed. The newly built sea wall was also swept away by the force of the waves. In Dumfries, great numbers of livestock were lost to the flood. Houses were inundated in the low-lying areas of Isle of Whithorn, and the recently erected quay of Drummore was under a foot of water (Hickey, 1997).

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property Damage to property in low-lying areas on Isle of Whithorn
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports New quay in Drummore flooded to the depth of a foot
Transport Gurghie to Grennan road was damaged and left covered in debris
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock Many livestock perished
Agricultural land *
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences Grrennan sea was lost

*No known sources of information available


  1. Hickey, K. R. (1997). Documentary records of coastal storms in Scotland, 1500-1991 A.D. Retrieved from