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Tuesday, 22 October, 2002, 16:58 GMT 17:58 UK
In pictures: Floods strike Scotland
People across Scotland were affected by flooding as heavy rain and strong winds battered the country.

Roads were closed, train services and ferries were disrupted, schools were shut and people had to be evacuated from their homes on Tuesday.

BBC News Online Scotland captures some of the images which show the impact of the flooding.

Firefighter laying sandbags
Firefighters laid down sandbags outside Kelso in the Borders

The River Teviot near Jedburgh
The River Teviot near Jedburgh was swollen by the heavy rain

Man in Kelso
People living in Kelso had to deal with heavy flooding

William Walton being rescued by boat
William Walton, 93, was rescued from flooding at a caravan site at Gretna

Baby being rescued
Several families were forced to evacuate their homes in the Borders

North Berwick shoreline
The sea battered the shore at North Berwick on the east coast

North Berwick train station
The train line at North Berwick was left under several feet of water

Traffic near Inverness
Flooding caused problems for drivers in the north of Scotland

Kelso bridge
A number of rivers burst their banks in the Borders

The River Teviot near Jedburgh
The south of Scotland was the hardest hit by flooding on Tuesday morning

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