Maryhill Xmas tree wrecked by storm
A MEMORIAL Christmas tree in Glasgow’s Maryhill was among the casualties of the stormy conditions as gale force winds battered parts of Scotland.
Tracy’s Tree, outside Maryhill Burgh Halls, toppled over onto the road and was cut for safety.
The tree was launched by Jackie Lennox in memory of her sister Tracy, who died aged 47 and allows relatives to pay for a Christmas bauble in memory of a loved one.
Three weather warnings were issued by the Met Office for Scotland, with the heaviest rain affecting western parts.
In the Barrhead area a car was stranded in flooded Blackbyres Road.
Waves coming over the sea wall at Saltcoats, North Ayrshire, affected railway power lines, causing trains between Kilwinning and Largs and Ardrossan to be cancelled.
Flooding closed the line between Craigendoran and Helensburgh.
The A83 at Ardgarten in Argyll and Bute was partially blocked because of a fallen tree and was closed for nearly two hours.
Dundee City Council’s headquarters were also closed due to a power failure.
A village on the Isle of Skye was cut off due to a landslide.
The weather contributed to a “considerable” amount of mud falling from a hillside to cover up to 120m of Kylerhea Road on Skye, cutting off the village of the same name.
The village is home to a ferry port linking the picturesque island to the mainland.