Towns and villages along the main rivers of Angus and Aberdeenshire suffered major Storm Frank flooding.
The village of Marykirk was particularly badly hit as the North Esk river burst its banks and inundated farms and streets with flood water.
Nine properties were evacuated in the village itself and one of the worst affected farms was on the south side at Mains of Gallery.
Farmer Norman Gammie said the North Esk had reached its high water mark in low-lying land.Click here for more videos“We’ve still been able to get out and about but the main road is closed,” he said.
Marykirk was flooded at around 10am, shortly after the Scottish Environment Protection Agency issued a flood warning for the area.
The rising North Esk and associated flooding gave the protection agency “serious cause for concern” in relation to vulnerable properties in the Logie Mill, Craigo and Marykirk areas.
Four residents were later evacuated from Logie Mill.
Homes on Brechin’s River Street were also evacuated after the South Esk burst its banks. Emergency services attended the scene shortly after 4pm after flooding hit the town.
Angus Council opened Brechin High School as a support centre to provide shelter and assistance for displaced residents.
A rest centre was also set up at Montrose Sports Centre for residents who required to be evacuated in the town and the surrounding area.
An Angus Council spokesman said a multi-agency team were monitoring the South Esk at Brechin as well as the hamlets of Tannadice and Finavon.
Roads affected included the B955 at Glenclova, the B957 at Justinhaugh, Milton Park at Finavon, sandbagging at Tannadice on the B966, and the B9113 at Tollhouse.
Edzell Village Improvement Society warned people to not use the Shakin’ Brig between Edzell and Edzell Woods as the high river has seriously damaged the bridge walkway and hand rails.