Storm Event

Severity ? 2


This event, associated with localised flood impacts in Scotland, was predominantly caused by fluvial sources, although some marine influence was noted (Hickey, 1997).


No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence

On the east coast, Commercial Street in Perth was flooded, whilst on the west coast floods impacted non-residential properties in Helensburg. There was “extensive” river flooding at Crieff to thousands of acres of agricultural land. In Aberfoyle, damages of several thousands of pounds were incurred as several residential properties were inundated. The railway line here was also flooded. Local roads in numerous locations were submerged, and bus services were also affected in some places (Hickey, 1997).

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property Properties flooded in Aberfoyle
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost Several thousand pounds worth of damage to property
Ports *
Transport Local roads across the affected area flooded including Commercial Street, Perth. Some bus services were affected. Railway flooded in Aberfoyle.
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land Thousands of acres of land flooded in Crieff
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. Coventry University. Available at: