Storm Event

Severity ? 2

Receptor and Consequence

According to Hickey (1997), this event affected many locations along the east coast of Scotland during strong gale-force and predominantly south-easterly winds. In Kirkcaldy, where the tide was highest for “many” years, the esplanade flooded for over 0.5 miles [0.8 km] and many non-residential properties were inundated. Part of the pier was destroyed in Newtonhill, where bus services were also affected.

References

  1. Hickey, K.R., 1997. Documentary records of coastal storms in Scotland, 1500-1991 A.D. Coventry University. Available at: https://curve.coventry.ac.uk/open/items/aa6dfd04-d53f-4741-1bb7-bdf99fb153be/1/.