Over 100 people ousted from their homes as torrential rainfall hits

The ABI has said it is “business as usual” for insurers following last week’s torrential rain in parts of Scotland.

At the time of going to press, more than 100 people were still in temporary accommodation after some of the heaviest rainfall since records began hit north-east Scotland last week.

An ABI spokesman said: “This is not 2007. While it is, of course, terrible for the people involved, it is in the usual course of what insurers would expect, and the industry is well able to deal with it.”

Heavy and persistent rainfall hit the area on 3 September. As the low pressure moved north-east towards the North Sea, it brought torrential rainfall to Moray, Grampian, Tayside, Fife, Perth and Kinross.