Floods spread across Central Scotland in heavy rain

Mandy Strachan clears flood water from a shop in Aberfoyle which has been flooded after the River Forth burst its banks. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Homes were flooded in Dunblane, Aberfoyle and Callander when rain spread across Scotland, a Fire and Rescue spokesman said.

Firefighters were also called to a number of flooded homes In Dumfries and Galloway when the River Cree burst its banks.

Houses on Arthur Street in the town of Newton Stewart were being pumped and nine people were rescued from the Riverside View area, which was completely cut off, a fire service spokeswoman said. Roads have been closed across regions in central, western and southern Scotland.