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Wild Weather

Like a lot of the UK, we have had some wild weather this week, coupled with unusually high tides.

Fortunately, the flood defences installed at Kirkwall harbour last year seem to have worked. Although some low lying roads were affected by flooding and debris, I have not heard of any homes being seriously affected.

Some low lying archaeological sites have had difficulties. In some cases teams are already racing against time because the sites will inevitably be consumed and destroyed by the rising seas.

Hopefully, that will be the last big storm of the winter but we have a fair way to go yet!

Here is some spectacular footage from Orkney.com

Wild weather in Orkney

It has been a wild couple of days in Orkney 🌊 😲What a way to start 2020 and Scotland's Year of Coasts & Waters 😍

Posted by orkney.com on Wednesday, 8 January 2020