Scotland's weather: Family rescued after river bursts banks

A family were rescued from a campervan after a river burst its banks and left them surrounded by water in the early hours.

Heavy rain across Scotland has caused flooding in parts of the country. Picture: John Devlin

It is thought the two adults and two children were asleep when the incident happened at around 4.30am on Wednesday as heavy rain battered parts of the country.

The campervan was parked beside the river at Glendale on Skye when the banks burst.

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The occupants raised the alarm and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Coastguard rescue teams from Dunvegan and Portree and the Scottish Ambulance Service went to the scene.

The family did not need any medical treatment.

On the isle of Barra a man was rescued from his house just outside Castlebay after it flooded.

The Coastguard, fire service, police and ambulance were also at the scene.

Elsewhere, fire crews were also called to deal with flooding in the water treatment station at Balivanich on Benbecula early on Wednesday and were still at the scene at 7am.