Storm Event

Severity ? 2


No known sources of information.


No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence

According to Hickey (1997) and the references therein, this event saw a “large” area of the esplanade in Kirkcaldy flooded in places to a depth of 2 ft. [0.6 m]. Wind and wave damages were reported for other Scottish towns, with many instances of damaged boats and transport disruptions.

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property *
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports *
Transport Transport disrupted and boats damaged
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
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: