50th anniversary of the Great Glasgow Storm

The storm that saved a city

Monday marks the 50th Anniversary of the Great Glasgow Storm of 15th January 1968, Scotland's deadliest storm.

Next month's issue of Weather will include a paper by Penny Tranter and Jim Galvin marking the 50th anniversary. Penny has also been involved in the TV programme “The Storm That Saved a City” and the aftermath of this devastating storm in Glasgow. It will be broadcast at 9 p.m. on Wednesday 10th January on BBC Scotland. It will be available on iPlayer for those not living in Scotland, so members across the UK should be able to access it.

The authors received valuable help from Marjory Roy and Geoff Monk of the Society's Scottish Branch, as well as the National Meteorological Library and Archive in Exeter.

View a clip from 'The Storm That Saved a City' >>

A BBC article describing the storm can be found here >> 

News Date: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018