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Flood alerts continue after heavy rain in parts of Scotland

A few flood warnings remain in place in parts of Scotland following heavy rain over the weekend.

The warnings, issued by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa), are for areas in west central Scotland, Central, Highlands and Tayside.

A number of earlier flood alerts covering Edinburgh and Lothians, Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders are now no longer in force.

Travel was disrupted in some of the areas affected.


Live flood warnings from the Environment Agency and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.

Note: the Scottish Environment Protection Agency display their flood alert data differently to the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales. While the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales highlights individual rivers only, in Scotland the entire region is coloured to indicate the level of alert. This map and flood alert data are supplied to the BBC by third parties. The BBC is not responsible for its accuracy and you use it at your own risk.

Tap here for the interactive flood map.

Note: the Environment Agency and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency display their flood alert data differently. While the Environment Agency highlights individual rivers only, in Scotland the entire region is coloured to indicate the level of alert.

This map and flood alert data are supplied to the BBC by third parties. The BBC is not responsible for its accuracy and you use it at your own risk.


Over the weekend the A737 at Beith in North Ayrshire, was closed in both directions after a blocked drain caused flooding.

The A8 westbound at East Hamilton Street, Greenock, was affected by flooding, as was the M74 at the Raith Interchange.

Road users were also advised to use caution on the A83 between Lochgilphead and Inveraray.

Flooding possible

Fire crews responded to incidents of localised flooding on parts of Scotland's west coast.

Sandbags were brought in to protect a handful of properties in the village of Lamlash on Arran. Streets in Tarbet and on Colonsay and Islay were affected too.

The Met Office issued an amber "be prepared" warning for rain in the Stirling area, Dumfries and Galloway and parts of Strathclyde.

It warned that flooding was possible either from standing water or from rivers which have remained high after the large volumes of rainfall over the last few days.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency is providing updates on areas where flooding may occur.

Live traffic updates are also available on the Traffic Scotland website.

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