High tides but Fife escapes flooding

The Crusoe Hotel at Lower Largo, Fife.
The Crusoe Hotel at Lower Largo, Fife.

While water levels around most of Fife’s coastline were unusually high but calm, Largo Harbour got a battering from high tides at the weekend.

As this photo shows, waves lashed the harbour on Saturday afternoon.

However, in Leven, water levels were high but onlookers said the water was calm, although debris from earlier tides was evident.

It was the same at Anstruther, where water levels in the harbour were very high and lapped on to Shore Street. There were also signs of sand and debris along towards Cellardyke and waves could be seen lashing the shoreline further out of the bay.

Michael Bruce, coxswain of Anstruther Lifeboat, said the crew was on high alert but fortunately did not have to respond to any incidents.

He said: “We as a team were aware that, because of the bad weather coinciding with the high tide, there was a risk of members of the public getting in to trouble, so we made sure that our boats and crew were in a high state of readiness at all times throughout the holiday period.

“I would urge members of the public to keep clear of coastal paths when strong winds and high tides are forecast.”