Downed tree at Rouken Glen

This morning, I was scheduled to collect a couple off a cruise ship at Greenock (near Glasgow), Scotland and provide same with a day trip to  Stirling Castle, a top visitor attraction, about thirty miles to the N.E.

Unfortunately, the scheduled trip was interrupted by Storm Ali which came from the West with rain and winds of between 65-75 miles mph. The storm was flagged in advance thus triggering cancellation of the Stirling trip, a decision which proved prescient as Stirling Castle was closed (due to the storm) plus a serious risk of interruption to road routes.

The storm proved so severe that the guests’ cruise ship (2948 tonnes) was forced from its mooring on the River Clyde and had to be rescued by tugs.

With the Stirling trip cancelled I took off on foot to nearby Rouken Glen Park where I was able to photograph the extensive damage to trees caused by the high winds.

Video clip of storm


Video clip of storm

Severed branch at Rouken Glen.

Severed branch at Rouken Glen.

Branch across walkway.

Severed branch at Rouken Glen

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