Tree falls on top of cars in Edinburgh's Holyrood Park as 60mph winds batter city

A tree collapsed and smashed through a wall before landing on top of cars in Holyrood Park during today's high winds.

Tuesday, 10th December 2019, 5:10 pm
Updated Tuesday, 10th December 2019, 5:11 pm
The tree fells on top of cars in Holyrood Park. Pic: Andrew Butchart
The tree fells on top of cars in Holyrood Park. Pic: Andrew Butchart

Gusts of more than 60mph have hit the Capital today, causing the Christmas Market to close and lorries to topple on the A1 in East Lothian.

A yellow "be aware" warning for wind has been in place throughout the day.

This afternoon, Andrew Butchart posted a photo of a tree which had crashed onto cars at the western entrance to Holyrood Park.

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The tree struck three vehicles, but luckily nobody was believed to have been hurt.

He said: "I was walking my dog with my girlfriend when we came round the corner to the London Road entrance and saw the tree.

"The rangers had just arrived so it couldn't have been long after it had actually happened.

"What you can't see from the photo is that two other cars were also crushed, so it is really lucky nobody was hurt."