High winds cause problems across Falkirk district

Strong winds have brought trees crashing down
Strong winds have brought trees crashing down
Share this article

Winds of up to 100 mph have left a trail of destruction across central Scotland, affecting commuters and householders.

Only a handful of train services remained open, with the main Glasgow to Edinburgh line one of those affected.

Buses have also struggled to follow normal timetables as high winds and debris falling on to roads have caused problems. Cars have also been affected and a small lorry was blown over on the M80 during the evening rush hour.

The Forth Road Bridge was also closed to all vehicles.

Numerous reports of damage have also been received, with trees coming down and tiles being blown off roofs.

Winds of over 70 mph were commonplace but a gust of 100 mph was recorded earlier at Glen Ogle in Stirlingshire.

If you have been affected by the weather or have pictures of damage, e-mail editorial@falkirkherald.co.uk or comment on this story.