Storm Event

Severity ? 2


Storm lead to high tides (Hickey, 1997).


No knows sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence

This event (possibly a continuation of the storm that caused flooding a day earlier) saw “considerable” flooding at Alloa (Hickey, 1997). At the shorehead the quay was flooded up to 100 yards [91.4 m] inland as far as the Mar Hotel. At Tullibody Island the Inch was almost completely submerged, and 35 sheep were drowned.

Summary table:

Loss of life *
Residential property *
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports Alloa quay flooded up to 100 yards inland; minor flooding at shipyards, where a quantity of timber was washed of the quay (most was recovered)
Transport *
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock 35 sheep drowned
Agricultural land Tullibody Inch flooded
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences *


  1. Hickey, K.R., 1997. Documentary records of coastal storms in Scotland, 1500-1991 A.D. Coventry University. Available at: