Storm Event

Severity ? 2


The high tide swept over the breastwork at Port Rodie, West Pier, Agnew Cresent and Cairnryan Road (Stranraer).


There was further overtopping of river embankments in Stranraer, with the embankment washed away from Seabank Road to Wigtownshire Creamery and near Low Largs (Hickey, 1997).

Receptor and Consequence:

This event was associated with coastal flooding in Scotland. In Stranraer, streets were flooded several feet deep and gardens were ruined by the flood waters. One non-residential property had its foundations partially washed away, and a field was flooded at High Balyett. At Largs, non-residential properties in low-lying areas were flooded, as well as some roads (Hickey, 1997).

Summary table:

Loss of life *
Residential property Gardens inundated in Sheuchan Street, Armstrong Close and Broadstone Road
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports Isle of Whithorn harbour flooded
Transport Market Street, Harbour Street, North Strand Street (Stranraer), Bath Street, Main Street (Largs) submerged, some streets impassable
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land Flooded field at High Balyett
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences Sea wall damaged near burgh boundary of Stranraer

*No known sources of information available


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