Storm havoc

By Rita Campbell

Published: 04/01/2014

FLOODING hit the Highlands and islands yesterday as exceptionally high tides coupled with 70mph winds and heavy rain brought travel chaos.

Last night, coastal and river flood warnings were still in place over a wide area of the north including Nairn, Moray and Speyside, Caithness and Sutherland, Wester Ross, the Western Isles, Orkney, Shetland, Oban, Lochgilphead, Tarbert and Campbeltown.

A gust of 92mph was recorded on the Bealach nam Bo Pass to Applecross, Wester Ross, and a 30ft Scots pine was blown down on a house in Nairn.

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