SLIDESHOW: Photographs of Storm Frank flooding in Angus and Mearns

Villages and towns in Angus and the Mearns bore the brunt of severe flooding when the River North Esk burst its banks as Storm Frank swept across the area yesterday.

The water levels of the River South Esk were also rising.



Frank made his presence known in the area yesterday (Wednesday, December 30) and in some areas, river levels were higher than they have been seen in more than a decade.

Our slideshow shows some of the area affected in Angus and the Mearns yesterday.

The village of Marykirk was badly hit as the North Esk burst its banks. Farms and streets were inundated with flood water and nine properties were evacuated in Marykirk itself.

Marykirk was flooded at around 10am, not long after the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) issued a flood warning for the village.

The rising River North Esk and associated flooding was “giving serious cause for concern” in relation to vulnerable properties in the Logie Mill, Craigo and Marykirk areas.

Four residents had to be evacuated from Logie Mill.

Residents in Brechin had to be evacuated after the River South Esk breached at the caravan park in Eastmill Road. Several properties were also affected in Eastmill Road.

Households in River Street were also evacuated after the river overtopped next to the Brechin Leisure Centre at about 5pm.

Angus Council said it, along with other agencies, were “closely monitoring” the rising levels of the River South Esk at Brechin, as well as hamlets Tannadice and Finavon.

Parts of St Cyrus near the Nature Reserve were also affected by flooding.

SEPA removed flood warnings for areas across Angus and the Mearns this morning as rivers in the area begin to slowly fall over the course of today (Thursday, December 31).

The B957 at Justinhaugh remains closed with Scottish Water working in the area, while the minor (U424) road to Dalbrack in Glen Esk was closed due to a wall collapse.