Carrick is battered by storms

Stormy conditions battered Carrick on Thursday this week as galeforce winds caused havoc across the country.

Hundreds of homes and businesses in Girvan lost power for a time on Thursday morning and part of Dalrymple St was cordoned off by the police next to Tartans shop following reports of dangerous masonry.

And there was misery too for train consumers as only one train ran all day from Girvan-Ayr and trains were cancelled all day on Thursday from Girvan-Stranraer.

Whilst most of the power was restored to Girvan about 11.30 after about 90 minutes loss, the Girvan Customer Service centre was without power for most of the day and as such had to deal with a huge amount of calls on another number.

A number of roads in the Carrick area were also closed at certain points of the day including the A714 south of Barrhill, the B741 Dailly road which had a tree blocking the road and the B7045 from Kirkmichael to Straiton.

There was also a power outage for Minishant Primary who ‘enjoyed’ a whole day off and the storm also caused a lack of power at Dolphin House near Culzean Castle.

And in the more rural areas of Carrick including the villages of Barr and Barrhill were still without power well into Friday evening.

Despite some damage, Carrick seems to have avoided the worst of the storm on Thursday.

But as our dramatic pictures show, the waves were ferocious early doors and battered the harbour.

Police in the west of Scotland dealt with 190 calls over a five hour period but in other parts of the country, an HGV driver died when his lorry tipped over and planes were also diverted due to the high winds.