14 pictures show the damage caused by floods as heavy rain batters Edinburgh during thunderstorm

Rail and road transport networks across Scotland were hit by heavy flooding after thunderstorms swept across the county.

Thursday, 8th August 2019, 08:58 am
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Trains between Glasgow and Edinburgh were cancelled after waterlogged tracks in near the Winchburgh tunnel on Wednesday. The disruption came amid a busy Edinburgh Festival Fringe season and with thousands of music fans heading to Princes Street Gardens to see Florence + The Machine.

This amazing picture of lightning above the Capital was captured by Graeme Halkerston.
Flooding at the Newbridge Inn. Picture: Lisa Ferguson
The West Lothian town of Kirkliston was not spared from the downpour. Picture: SWNS

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Flooded tracks near Linlithgow suspended trains between Edinburgh and Glasgow. Picture; ScotRail
Flooded burn near Winchburgh. Picture Lisa Ferguson
Picture Lisa Ferguson
Flooding in the west of Edinburgh. Picture Lisa Ferguson
Flooding in near Winchburgh. Picture Lisa Ferguson
Flooding in the west of Edinburgh. Picture Lisa Ferguson
An area of flooding in Perth Street, just off Henderson Row in Edinburgh. Picture: TSPL
Flooded burn near Winchburgh. Picture Lisa Ferguson
Flooded burn near Winchburgh. Picture Lisa Ferguson
Flooded burn near Winchburgh. Picture Lisa Ferguson
Another area of floodwater in Kirkliston. Picture: SWNS