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Wild is the Wind

Took a wee stroll along Helensburgh seafront with daughters and dog this afternoon.

The after effects of the recent storms were much in evidence:

Only had the wee compact digital with me but got a couple of not bad shots as the light faded.


Stormy Weather

Thank goodness it has all died down now but yesterday Scotland was basking in winds of over 100mph.

This was the scene not far from where I live. A tree had fallen and blocked the road.

This was the scene on Helensburgh seafront’s East Bay yesterday morning.

The driver of this van had reason to be thankful of the strong barrier on the Kingston Bridge.

The roof of this house in Glasgow blew off.

Photos via Daily Record and BBC Scotland

Burgh blow!

Some cracking shots of yesterday’s storms at The Huffington Post

It seems that much of the media’s attention centred on Helensburgh (home of this blog), probably because of the proximity to Glasgow and the seaside setting. The light coloured building in this picture is Queens Court, or as older readers who know the burgh would know it as, The Queens Hotel.

This picture (I think) shows the waves crashing on ‘Cromalt’ which is a prominent home and listed building, famous for being the residence of author Neil Munro in his later years.

And this photo is from East Clyde Street at the East Bay:

Meanwhile in the Newton in Dumbarton, there was a sign……

Stormy Weather

This was the scene at the back of Bigrab Inc. yesterday. Perhaps you can’t see the wind, but note the effect in the leaves and branches on the ground. There were several trees uprooted in the area as winds up to 100mph battered the landscape. One poor soul lost their life when a tree fell on a car in Balloch.