Scotland is fast becoming familiar with the power of mother nature, having been hit with hurricane-force winds for the second time in as many months last week.
The wind, which has been responsible for structural damage throughout the country – and the death of at least one man – has replaced snow as the weather to watch out for over the North East’s winter.
Fraserburgh Academy was a victim of the storm in December when over night the wind ripped part of the roofing off the building, seriously endangering both staff and pupils of the school. Unsurprisingly, the school remained closed for much of the following week while repairs took place, much to the delight of pupils.
Elsewhere, South Harbour Road looked like a war zone following the first storm, which had gained internet fame as a lewd-named hurricane, with signs ripped from their posts and thrown across the street.
A ‘for sale’ sign at South Harbour Road remains in a precarious state, jutting outwards towards oncoming traffic and blocking a pedestrian pathway, something that was made all the more dangerous when the second storm hit just short of a full month since the last.
As well as tiles taking flight, outside the Fraserburgh Herald offices, a wheelie-bin tumbled down High Street, blocking the traffic lights which made for surreal viewing.
It has hard to prepare for these things, but having lived through two major storms in a short period time, Brochers can probably count themselves up to the task of coping should a third be on its way.