Scotland flood evacuations

More than 100 people were evacuated from their homes and were cut off from transport links when persistent heavy rain caused flooding in central Scotland.

Further flood warnings and alerts issued in Scotland

Firemen help a member of the public through Aberfoyle which has been flooded after the River Forth burst its banks. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) has issued 12 flood warnings and eight flood alerts.

It said regions including Central, Dumfries and Galloway, Tayside, West Central Scotland as well as Caithness and Sutherland should expect flooding and are advised to prepare.

Some areas have also been marked for flood alerts where flooding is possible.

Sepa hydrology manager Marc Becker said: "We would encourage people in the areas potentially at risk to remain vigilant and be mindful of the conditions in their locality and when travelling.

"Members of the public can access the latest flood updates for their area, and sign up to Floodline, our direct warning service, via our website, or by calling 0845 988 1188."

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70 firefighters rescue flood victims

Firemen help a member of the public through Aberfoyle which has been flooded after the River Forth burst its banks. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Around 70 firefighters worked all day to rescue people from their homes and brought the flooding under control in the village of Comrie in Perthshire.

Emergency services also came to the aid of residents in Aberfoyle in Stirling.

Residents were left stranded in Comrie Credit: ITV News

An emergency centre was set up Crieff, close to Comrie, as well as at the Strathearn Community Campus leisure centre, where people were given shelter.

A Red Cross team opened a base at Comrie Community Centre and helped around 20 residents, including elderly people who were evacuated from two care homes.