Moray escapes worst as storms hit many parts of Scotland

Moray escaped return of the storms

Moray has escaped much of the storms that have hit the south and the west coast of Scotland hard over the last 24 hours.

While further storms are expected in other parts of the UK forecasters say that the Grampian region should again avoid the most damaging weather with no severe warnings issued for the region.

A flood alert was issued for Moray and Speyside on Friday that is likely to remain in force over the weekend but the situation is generally calm despite further problems for Garmouth and Kingston, where the road was again flood at high tide on Friday.

It was the latest in a series of floods in the area over the last month – however, local resident Anne Speake spoke of floods that could have been a great deal worse had the high winds that struck in other parts of the country arrived in the area.

Ms Speake, who lives on Beach Road in Kingston, told the Press & Journal that the latest difficulties for the community were not as fierce as had been experienced in December.

The Kingston and Garmouth community is split over the flood difficulties in the area, some insisting that Moray Council should do more to protect their homes while others believe that there is little to worry about in an area at the mouth of the River Spey that has always been subjected to flooding.

Latest reports from the Met Office suggest winds of around 7mph in the area today rising to 17mph with gusts of 37mph on Sunday.

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