On 22nd January 2018 a train was derailed by a landslide at Loch Eilt in north-west Scotland. The RAIB report explains why the landslide was not retained by a catch fence installed at the location.
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Loch Quioch landslide: an interesting and disruptive failure in the Highlands of Scotland in November, including drone footage
In Scotland, extreme rainfall has induced riverbank erosion that has left the 16th Abergeldie Castle at risk of imminent collapse.
A brief description of one of the most beautiful landslides on Earth – the Quiraing (Quirang) on Skye in north-western Scotland.
The Northwest of England and Southwest of Scotrland have suffered an extreme rainfall event over the last few days that has brought extensive flooding. The Met Office in the UK are suggesting that this might represent a UK rainfall record (we will see), but certainly the impacts are extraordinary (this is Cockermouth in Cumbria; there is also extensive flood damage in Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland): Image from Skynews Image …
Image from The Times The Scotsman is reporting today that engineers anticipated the occurrence of the Rest and Be Thankful slide this week, shutting down the road before the slide happened. The report suggests that the intense rainfall prompted an inspection of the hillside by engineers because of the previous occurrence of landslides at this site. Once there, the engineers noted that the water in the burn (stream) was discoloured …
The BBC has a short video on its website of the Rest and Be Thankful landslide site in Scotland. It can be found here.
Probably the most infamous landslide event in recent years in the UK occurred in Scotland in August 2004 when a series of landslides occurred, including one on the A83 at the rather delightfully named “Rest and Be Thankful”. The same area was affected again by landslides in 2007. The images from the time were quite spectacular, as shown by the BBC at this web page, which is the 2007 slide: …
At the end of last week, Godre’r Graig Primary School, near Pontardawe in South Wales, was temporarily closed due to the risks of a spoil tip landslide
Storm Desmond brought record-breaking rainfall to Cumbria and Scotland this weekend, causing extensive landsliding across a large area.