Gales batter Berwickshire

As high winds battered most of the north a lorry was blown onto its side between Cockburnspath and Dunbar on the A1
As high winds battered most of the north a lorry was blown onto its side between Cockburnspath and Dunbar on the A1

the winds which battered Scotland with gusts over 100 miles per hour in some places earlier this week caused disruption in Berwickshire, with some residents without power for more than 24 hours and motorists and commuters also affected by the adverse weather.

Scottish Power confirmed that 100,000 homes nationwide were off supply on Tuesday and at the time of going to press, 200 properties in Coldingham and 60 in Eyemouth were still without power.

Storm force winds uproot a tree across Sinclaires Hill road near Rachel Drive

Storm force winds uproot a tree across Sinclaires Hill road near Rachel Drive

Motorists travelling on the A1 on Tuesday morning were held up for a spell when a lorry overturned close to Cockburnspath and further inland, a tree blocked the Sinclairs Hill Road in Duns.

Further north, Edinburgh was hit particularly hard and a decision was made on Tuesday morning to close Waverley station, with East Coast abandoning all services north of Newcastle until early evening.