Strong winds with gusts of up to 57mph overnight have been blowing across S.E. Scotland. 

A yellow weather warning is currently in place until 3pm today. 

A quick spin around Broughton soon showed evidence of Storm Hector’s arrival, with most of our litter blown into Leith and replaced by twigs and leaves from the New Town. 

Branches had snapped in Claremont Crescent and landed neatly between traffic cones over the road.

This mighty limb nearly blocked the pavement at the junction with West Annandale Street.

There was restricted access through one part of King George V Park.

Gardens in Drummond Place and Bellevue Crescent have not escaped unscathed …

and roadworks on Scotland Street are not progressing as planned.

Meanwhile, London Street and the west end of East Claremont Street are scenes of utter devastation.

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Bellevue Crescent
55° 57' 37.9512" N, 3° 11' 35.7396" W