Scotland

Local flooding in much of Scotland as rain continues

Car stopped on the A9 on Sunday
Image caption Standing water halted traffic on the southbound carriageway of the A9

Heavy rain across much of Scotland has brought travel disruption and localised flooding.

Firefighters were called to several properties to protect them from rising water, including a nursing home in Arbroath.

A number of minor roads were closed in Angus, Fife and the Scottish borders.

In the Highlands, standing water closed the southbound carriageway of the A9 at Drumossie. It has since reopened.

The Met Office has said that the heavy rain would persist for much of Sunday.

An amber alert remains in place for southeast Scotland.

Flood warnings

There was overnight flooding in part of the campsite for the Belladrum music festival near Beauly, in the Highlands.

Red cross volunteers provided assistance for campers, including families with young children, who were moved to another area of the site.

Northern Constabulary said the weather also contributed to long tailbacks as people left the area.

Another early casualty of the severe weather was the Montrose Highland Games. The event was cancelled, with organisers saying that the conditions meant it was impossible to hold any competitions.

Rainfall of 25-35mm was expected, with some spots receiving 60mm. There was a small risk that 75-100mm may fall by midnight on Sunday.

A lower category of severe weather warning, a yellow alert, applies to much of west and northeast Scotland.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has issued flood warnings for Arbroath and for the River Isla in Tayside, from Bridge of Ruthven to Leitfie.

SEPA also put out a flood alert for much of eastern Scotland.

An early casualty of the severe weather was the Montrose Highland Games. This event has been cancelled, with organisers saying that the conditions meant it was impossible to hold any competitions.

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