A woman from Galashiels has warned of the dangers of filming extreme weather after fearing she had been struck by lightning while capturing details of a freak storm.
Tracey Kutlol uploaded a video to Facebook recording the thunderstorm that hit the Borders town late last night.
Ms Kutlol opened her window to get a better view of the lightning, before a loud bang is heard and the mother-of-two exclaims “I’ve just been struck by lightning, I’ve just got struck, my phone blew.”
Her daughter can be heard in the video screaming during the incident.
She told The Daily Record: “I can’t believe what happened, it all happened so quickly and I just saw a big flash right in front of me.
“To anyone thinking about filming lightning I’d honestly say just don’t do it. I love photos and videos but you’d never think something like this would happen.
“If you want a video for Instagram or Facebook or whatever, just think to yourself if it’s really worth it.”