Disruption in Dundee, Angus, Fife, Perth & Stirling

Storm Isha is continuing to cause disruption in Perth and Stirling on Tuesday after “extraordinary damage” was caused to railway lines.

The storm brought gusts of more than 107mph to the region on Sunday into Monday.

It left roads blocked by fallen trees and flooding, and some schools in Angus, Perth and Kinross and Stirling had to shut on Monday.

Hundreds of homes across the region were also left without power but supplies to most of them have now been restored.

Waves crash along Arbroath’s seafront. Image: Paul Reid

The storm also claimed one victim after a man, 84, died when the car he was travelling in hit a fallen tree in Grangemouth.

The biggest disruption continues to be on the railways, where several lines remain closed on Tuesday after Storm Isha.

ScotRail has confirmed no trains are running on the Pitlochry to Perth and Stirling to Perth lines.

Storm Isha: Safety checks on railway lines in Perth and Stirling

A post on X, formerly Twitter, said Storm Isha had “caused extraordinary ongoing damage to the railway”.

Safety checks and repairs are being carried out.

A timescale for reopening has not been confirmed.

The operator has already warned that all its services will be cancelled from 7pm on Tuesday for the arrival of Storm Jocelyn.

As of late on Monday afternoon, the C432 New Alyth to A94 Aberbothrie road and the
U100 Hallylards Road in Perth and Kinross remained shut because of flooding.

Stirling Council has confirmed that Aberfoyle Primary School and nursery, Gartmore Primary School and Strathyre Primary School are open on Tuesday after being forced to close by power cuts on Monday.

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