See fire rip through Brightons butchers after lightning strike

A video taken by a local resident captured the horrifying moment a popular family butchers shop turned into a raging inferno following a lightning strike during this morning’s thunderstorms.

By James Trimble
Wednesday, 12th August 2020, 11:20 am
Updated Wednesday, 12th August 2020, 2:02 pm

Stuart McClelland’s footage, filmed from a hill above Brightons Main Street, shows the extent of the fire which broke out at Thomas Johnston’s Butchers.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service personnel were soon at the scene to extinguish the blaze.

Fire crews report to Thomas Johnston Butcher shop in Main St, Brightons after a fire started during violent thunderstorms 11/08/20 into 12/08/20