Storm rips roofs from houses in Galashiels

Flat roofs have been ripped from houses in different areas of Galashiels in this morning’s storm.

One person suffered a minor leg injury when a large section of roof was torn from property in Gala Park.

No one was hurt in the other incident at Douglas Place where a car was also damaged by falling tree.

Scottish Power has confirmed that approximately 1,000 customers have been hit by cuts.

The cuts have closed seven primary schools – Fountainhall, Heriot, Walkerburn, Stow, Yarrow, Swinton and Greenlaw as well as Earlston High School.

Workers are trying to clear roads which have been closed by fallen trees. Roads affected are the B6352 Yetholm to Kelso; A703; A701; B6461; B7062 at Traquair and the Kelso-Morebattle-Yetholm route.

A wind speed of 83 mph was recorded at the Eskdalemuir recording centre near Langholm.