I showed my pics of Maitland pier almost completely submerged during Storm Brendan to a friend , that unlocked some pages of Finstown history.
“The risk of severe flooding in some areas was very high, but we believe Orkney has come through this without any really serious flooding incidents.”
Today we are placing a particular focus on communities around the Ayrshire coast, Orkney, the Moray Firth, and along the east coast of Aberdeenshire and Angus.
Orkney’s Local Emergency Co-ordination Group (OLECG) met yesterday in response to the flooding alert from SEPA (
There is a risk of significant coastal flooding on Monday and Tuesday due to higher than usual tides and large waves.
A band of heavy rain will move across the Orkney Islands overnight on Friday.
Heavy and thundery showers are expected to drift close to Orkney overnight through into Monday morning.
Thunderstorms are expected across Scotland from midnight on Tuesday and through Wednesday morning, which could cause flooding impacts in this Flood Alert Area.
Floodline quick dial number for this area is 22500
Heavy overnight rain coupled with additional rainfall on Sunday morning, means that rivers are rising and flooding from rivers and small watercourses is likely. Standing water and flooding to low-lying areas can also be expected.