Wind warnings follow Storm Dennis flooding

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image captionThe A82 was blocked by a fallen tree near Invermoriston before the road was later reopened

High winds have led to more disruption across Scotland, after Storm Dennis saw many areas hit by flooding.

A fallen tree blocked the A82 north of Invermoriston for a time and the final night of Aberdeen's Spectra Festival was cancelled.

A section of railway line was shut as water spilled from an aqueduct onto overhead power lines in Renfrewshire.

Homes in Hawick and the village of Newcastleton in the Borders were flooded on Saturday night.

A Met Office yellow warning for high winds covering the whole of Scotland is in force until 11:00 on Monday

A couple were rescued by firefighters when their car was swept from the road and became wedged against a gate near Newcastleton on Saturday evening..

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image captionDaylight revealed how the car had been wedged against a gate and other fencing was swept away

A specially-trained first responder from Longtown along with fire crews from Dumfries and Carlisle - across the nearby border with England - set up a line rescue system to reach them, then helped them to a waiting ambulance.

It was understood the couple were later discharged from hospital.

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image captionThe couple were stranded as their car was pinned against a gate by flood waters

More than 35 displaced residents made use of rest centres in Teviotdale leisure centre in Hawick and Newcastleton health centre before returning to their homes or making alternative arrangements.

Scottish Borders Council said Hawick's Slitrig Water, the Jed Water at Chesters and the Liddel Water at Newcastleton all reached record high levels.

Three sections of separate rivers in the Scottish Borders reached their highest recorded level on Saturday, with some river gauges showing water levels rising by more than 1.5m in less than three hours.

image captionGreg Cathcart said the scenes were "hellish"

Community Councillor Greg Cathcart described the "hellish" scenes of Saturday night.

"It happened that quick. Within the next 15-20 minutes it had been swept through as far as the centre of the village. Places that had ever seen water before, it just totally overwhelmed them," he said.

He said it there was a "real danger to life" and that the village's resilience team and fire crews "saved a lot of lives".

"Honestly it was biblical the amount of water that came through here… tragic," he added.

image captionSamuel Cropper's home in Newcastleton was flooded

Another resident, Samuel Cropper, told the BBC that as he arrived home from work he could see rising water approaching his house in Newcastleton.

He quickly moved things off the ground and packed a bag for his 10-week-old baby before spending the night at a friend's place.

He said "luckily" his house "only" had 2-3 inches of water on the ground.

Mr Cropper added: "It's bad enough, it still got onto furniture and stuff but it wasn't two or three feet."

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image captionSome residents in Newcastleton were forced from their homes
image captionSelkirk was one area affected by the deluge

The aftermath of storm Dennis continued to cause disruption on Sunday morning as cascading water from an aqueduct at Bishopton forced Network Rail to turn off power to overhead lines.

ScotRail said Gourock and Wemyss Bay services had been suspended and replaced by buses.

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media captionFerry users waiting to board watched with trepidation as the ship lurched from side to side

CalMac suspended some ferry sailings and warned that others were liable to cancellation at short notice.

One crew were praised for berthing a lurching MV Caledonian Isles in Ardrossan Harbour in difficult conditions on Friday.

The Rangers Livingston match which was postponed on Saturday took place on Sunday afternoon.

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image captionA number of football matches were cancelled on Saturday but in rugby this Musselburgh v Selkirk game went ahead despite the rain.

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