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.


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