On December 30 2015, Storm Frank battered the north-east of Scotland – causing the River Dee to burst its banks in Ballater and flood 307 homes and 60 businesses.
In the days that followed, with rainfall persisting, the rivers Don, Ury and Ythan all overflowed, drowning properties in Port Elphinstone, Inverurie, Kemnay, Kintore, Ellon, Culter, Bridge of Don and Maryculter – to name just a few.
It had been almost a lifetime since the river and its tributaries had burst forth with such wrath in what was later deemed “the muckle, muckle spate” – a reference to the largest flood to hit the region, in 1829.
In the end some 600 homes and 100 businesses are estimated to flooded across Aberdeenshire alone.
For the myriad people across the north-east who bore the brunt of the flooding, life by the riverbanks will never be the same.
Press and Journal reporter Blair Dingwall, visited some of those rebuilding their lives in the wake of the deluge. Watch and listen to what he found in our feature documentary, The Muckle Muckle Spate.