Storm Event

Severity ? 2


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Receptor and Consequence

According to Hickey (1997), this event was associated with localised impacts in Scotland, with reports of flooding in the Isle Of Whithorn where the pier at the village was “reduced to rubble”. Damage of the harbour was estimated at £50,000 (1972 prices).

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property Village destroyed in Isle of Whithorn
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost Estimated £50,000 worth of damage to harbour
Ports Harbour damaged
Transport *
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences Heavy seas damaged sea wall

*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: