A week of wild weather in Kincardine and Mearns

The trampoline which made a bid for freedom on Sunday in Portlethen.
The trampoline which made a bid for freedom on Sunday in Portlethen.

A yellow ‘be aware’ weather warning was issued on Sunday, setting the tone for what was to be a week of wild, wet weather in Kincardine and Mearns.

Sunday saw the wind and rain playing havoc with many homes in the Hillside area of Portlethen left without power for several hours. A runaway trampoline was also spotted in the area, but police were able to secure it to a fence to stop it from being blown into the main road.

Meanwhile in Stonehaven, despite no official flood warning being issued over the weekend, locals were taking no chances and flood gates were installed by many homes and businesses as river levels reached alarming levels.

As the heavy rain continued throughout the week, the Laurencekirk to Marykirk road was closed on Monday due to flooding, and a flood warning for Aberdeenshire was issued on Tuesday into Wednesday.