Lightning storms over Campbeltown – video

Want to read more?

We value our content and access to our full site is only available on subscription. Your subscription entitles you to 7-day-a-week access to our website, plus a full digital copy of that week’s paper to read on your pc/mac or mobile device In addition your subscription includes access to digital archive copies from 2006 onwards.

Already a subscriber?


Problems logging in and require
technical support? Click here
Subscribe Now

machrihanish weather bombLightning struck at least twice in Campbeltown on Wednesday December 10 as this amazing camerawork from Raymond Hosie shows.

With his recording equipment slowed down dramatically, the amateur photographer captured the incredible images seen below of the lightning storm that lit up the skies around the town and remained for several hours – all from the safety of his house at New Parliament Place.

The two images show lightning strikes near High Street during the day and at the Aqualibrium and Kinloch Green area of the town in the evening.

Gusts of 50-60mph and powerful waves battered Machrihanish over 36 hours. The Marine Environmental Research Laboratory in the village was without power for several hours and relied on emergency generators.

For more news from the Kintyre area see the Campbeltown Courier, December 12 2014,  also online at