Storm Event

Severity ? 3


The Rivers Nith and Forth were swollen from rain the week preceding the event followed by high tide.


An ‘exceptionally’ high tide caused the rivers to break their embankments in several locations (Hickey, 1997).

Receptor and Consequence:

The event was associated with coastal flooding in Scotland, from Nethertown to South Alloa. The flood water inundated residential and non-residential property in South Alloa, roads too were inundated. Agricultural land was submerged in Troqueer, Nethertown, Kirkconnel and South Alloa’s Inch Farm (Hickey, 1997).

Summary table:

Loss of life *
Residential property Lower floors of properties flooded on 1 street in South Alloa and nearby Inch Farm
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports *
Transport Roads inundated in South Alloa, cutting off a hotel
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land Inch Farm had several fields flooded, adding to that flooding in Troqueer, Kirkconnel and Nethertown
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