Homes evacuated as river bursts its banks after heavy rain causes flooding in Scotland

Scores of homes have been evacuated in Aberdeenshire after the River Don burst its banks and the River Ythan threatened to overflow, while people in an area of Aberdeen were advised to leave their properties.

Roads have been closed and trains and flights cancelled in Aberdeen and across the surrounding region as water levels reached record highs.

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Abergeldie Castle teetering on the edge following floods

Abergeldie Castle is under threat of collapsing into the River Dee in Scotland.

The council is working with the owners and insurers to try to save the Aberdeenshire Castle which neighbours the Queen's residence of Balmoral.

Video report by ITV News presenter Tom Bradby.

Though to have been built around 1550, the castle is now under threat after Storm Frank battered Scotland.

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Whitby cut off by flash flooding

Whitby has been hit by flash floods tonight.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue say that they have been responding to several flooding calls in the Whitby area with water entering premises.

The have also had to deal with a car stuck in flood water. Two people have been helped to safety by Fire crews.

Fire Engines from Whitby, Scarborough, Lythe and Robin Hoods Bay are currently dealing with flash flooding incidents.

Police say all roads into the town are cut off apart from one route at Ruswarp, which they say can only be used by 4x4 vehicles.

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Historic Scottish castle under threat from floodwaters

Abergeldie Castle has stood on the banks of the River Dee, a neighbour to the Queen's Balmoral Estate in Aberdeenshire, for 450 years.

But now the river, swollen by the flood waters from Storm Frank, has eaten into the castle's foundations, forcing the castle's owner John Seton Howard Gordon to leave and threatening to send the whole structure tumbling into the river.

ITV News correspondent Dan Rivers reports.

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