Gales, followed by rain, followed by more gales with ice and snow and further gales predicted — it's been a wild start to 2015.
This was one of three large trees that blocked vehicular traffic to Cromarty Mains on Friday. Schools were closed and roads through Jemimaville and Newhall also were closed due to fallen trees.
Electricity failed in the early hours of Friday morning. Although power was restored to the west side of Cromarty by Friday evening, electricity was off for 41 hours untll Saturday evening on the east side of the town.