A house and butcher shop went up in flames as thunder and lightning caused destruction in Falkirk.
Emergency services were called to several separate fires in the early hours of Wednesday, after storms raged overnight.
Firefighters tackled a blaze at a house in Reddingrig Place, Redding, around 4am, before a fire broke out at Thomas Johnston’s butcher shop in Brightons’ Main Street shortly before 5am.
Police confirmed there were no injuries during either incident, however, significant damage has been caused to the roof of the butchers.
Meanwhile, cars at the Cadgers Brae Brewers Fayre in Polmont have been submerged in water because of flooding.
The area has been badly affected by the storms, with a month’s worth of rain falling overnight.
It caused a significant breach on the Union Canal, east of the A801, between Polmont and Muiravonside.
Scottish Canals confirmed it is on site, adding the breach has impacted the Edinburgh to Glasgow railway line.
STV meteorologist Sean Batty said the east of the country experienced “some horrendous conditions overnight with frequent lightning, hailstones and torrential downpours.”
He added: “It looks like Scotland has experienced over 1500 flashes of lightning through these storms with around 300-400 across the Lothians, Edinburgh, Fife, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire.
“I’ve not seen rainfall totals this high for a long time, with some of the heaviest downpours around Edinburgh, West Lothian, Falkirk, Perth, west and central Fife.”
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