Around 3 p.m. this afternoon a 30ft plus conifer tree fell onto a house in Balmakeith Park as high winds battered the town and surrounding area. The householder told the Gurn that the house was unoccupied at the time but that his children had left 20 minutes before the incident.
Help was soon on hand from local tree surgeons and they set about removing the tree which was leaning on the house with some of the upper branches resting on the roof. The householder said that there was some damage to the house but he was uncertain as yet to the extent. Below an image of the scene around 17.00 this evening. Another image here.