Scotland Flooding: Historic Abergeldie Castle Could Collapse into River Dee
Posted by feww on January 4, 2016
High winds and heavy rain hit Scotland, prompting multiple flood warnings
Scotland is being battered by high winds and heavy rain, with dozens of flood warnings in effect across the country.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has issued at lest three dozen flood warnings, saying that the key “Inverness to Aberdeen railway line was at risk of flooding.”
Major roads in Scotland have also been closed by flooding with others “passable with care.”
‘The historic castle teetering on the brink of disaster’
In Aberdeenshire, the historic Abergeldie Castle is on the brink of collapsing into a swollen River Dee.
The castle’s owners were forced to evacuate the 16th century A-listed tower house on Sunday, after the river swept away about 60ft (18m) of land behind the property, leaving it only a few feet from the water.
“Most rivers have already peaked or will peak during Monday afternoon and evening. However, due to the continued rainfall they will remain high throughout Tuesday,” the agency said, adding that up to 150mm is expected in some areas.
Storm Frank hit Scotland on Wednesday, causing damage to property and infrastructure, as well as disrupting road and rail travel.