Mary­hill Xmas tree wrecked by storm

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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.

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