Caravan site owner forced to 'start again' after Storm Babet devastation

Scott Murray said Storm Babet tore through his caravan site in Brechin, forcing him to restart his business from scratch.

A caravan site owner has opened up about the devastation Storm Babet unleashed on his business.

Scott Murray told STV News he was forced to “start again” after Storm Babet tore through his site in Brechin.

The business owner stated that he would need financial help as “we’ve not got the means to do that”.

“I mean, it’s one end to the other and that’s basically it. We’re starting again,” he said.

Brechin caravan site after Storm Babet. STV News

“Unless we’re getting some sort of guarantee that they are fixing the Insch. That would give us a little bit of confidence that that’s not going to happen again.

Mr Murray is one of many who have had their lives turned upside down since the storm.

Residents of Brechin were urged to evacuate their homes after a “danger to life” warning was put in place.

The storm saw Scotland’s second and third ever red alerts issued by the Met Office due to extreme rain and wind.

Brechin was visited by the First Minister in October who spoke with residents and assessed the damage wrecked by the storm.

Yousaf told the victims that it would be a “long road to recovery” but vowed that the Government “will support as much as we can”.

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