Storm Event

Severity ? 2

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.


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