Scotland

Flooding in Moray and Borders after Storm Aileen hits Scotland

Met office rain map Image copyright Met Office
Image caption Heavy rain across eastern and southern Scotland led to difficult driving conditions on Wednesday morning

Parts of the north-east and the Borders have been affected by flooding after Storm Aileen moved across the country.

Sandbags have been offered by council housing officers to residents of three properties affected by flooding in Findochty.

And a number of roads in Moray and Aberdeenshire - particularly in coastal areas - were flooded or affected by standing water.

There were also reports of flooding in Jedburgh in the Borders overnight.

A spokeswoman for Moray Council said housing officers had been in Chapel Street, Findochty, since Wednesday morning.

She added: "Three properties on the street have been affected by flooding.

"Moray Council has offered support, including alternative accommodation, but residents have said this is not required."

Roads around Cullen, Buckie, Findochty, Peterhead and Crimond are said to be worst affected.

The Met Office has lifted yellow "be aware" warnings for the Highlands, north east Scotland and the Borders.

Forecasters had warned that it would bring spray and flooding, creating difficult driving conditions.

The first named storm of the year hit the UK overnight, also leading to high wind warnings in some areas.