A north-east village has been hit by heavy flooding after torrential rain swept across the area.
Heavy rain overnight on Sunday and into Monday has left a number of businesses and homes in the Boddam area damaged by floods.
Peter Stevenson, who owns the local car dealership, said the extent of the flood damage was “horrendous” and his workshop had been ruined.
He said: “It has affected our business badly today; we’ve had to spend the day clearing debris from our workshop which was badly flooded.
“There are a couple of houses across the road that have just been completely ruined by the flooding and the water is up to three feet deep.”
He added: “It is so frustrating that this has happened again, we have had problems with flooding a couple of times before over the past four or five years and I think the problem stems from the playing field nearby. It was brought up to be level with the road a few years ago and the water has nowhere to go now.”
One local resident said she had seen the flooding but had not been badly affected.
She said: “It’s just awful as soon as you hit Boddam you can see it, but further into the village seems to have been unaffected. It seems to be at the corner from the main street into the village.”
Michael Dixon, who is bar manager at the Rocksley Inn on the edge of the village, said: “We haven’t really been affected; the water has been cleared now but I think it was quite bad for a short time.
“There are two houses in the village that have been quite badly affected and I noticed water was being pumped from their garden. It has mainly affected the top entrance to Boddam and Station Road.
“We don’t open until 4pm and we will as normal today but if it had been a weekend then we definitely would have been affected.”
Tony Jackson, owner of the Buchan Braes hotel, said: “We have been extremely lucky because of where we are situated that the floods haven’t really affected us.
“Our customers have been coming and going as normal, although the left-hand side of the drive into the hotel is a bit flooded so people have had to use the right-hand side. But we have thankfully been really lucky.”
Mike Cordiner, risk reduction officer with Grampian Fire and Rescue Service, said: "We attended with one fire appliance from Peterhead Fire Station on the A90 at the entrance to Boddam and assisted as best we could.
"We pumped water into an adjacent field and also pumped water from the perimeter of the two properties in the village that were affected by the flooding."
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