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Arwen arrives: pictures as storm batters our coastline

Driving winds, heavy rain from Elgin. Picture by Jason Hedges.

Storm Arwen has arrived in Scotland with schools and businesses battening down their hatches ahead of worse weather through the night.

Our photographers travelled across the coastline to capture some of the worst scenes as she made landfall.

Waves crash against the harbour wall at Hopeman. Picture by Jason Hedges.
Roof tiles became dislodged in Lossiemouth as wind speeds rose. Picture by Jason Hedges.
And at Lossiemouth’s harbour, this boat capsized in the bracing winds. Picture by Jason Hedges.
Vaccination centres across the area closed as the weather worsened. Here, a motorist finds the gates closed in Inverurie. Picture by Paul Glendell.
Small boats shelter at Portmahomack, Easter Ross. Picture by Sandy McCook.
Reader Nicola Hay, from Forfar, captured the moment as storm clouds landed at St Cyrus Beach.
A motorist is unable to avoid large areas of standing water on North Deeside Road, Aberdeen. Picture by Paul Glendell.
Walkers brave the snow in Cults. Picture by Paul Glendell.
Pedestrians battle against the winds in Elgin. Picture by Jason Hedges.

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