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Scots woman terrified as playhouse ‘hurtled towards her’ during Storm Arwen

A Scots woman was left shaken after a kids playhouse “came hurtling towards her” as Storm Arwen battered the country.

Kimmy Stuart was making her way up Castle Street in Dunbar when she noticed the brown and green garden toy barrelling towards her yesterday afternoon (November 26).

Speaking to Edinburgh Live, she said: “I had just reached the top of the path as the house rounded into view and came hurtling towards me.

“I got such a fright when I realised what was going on – I honestly cr*pped myself.

“The house eventually came to a standstill next to a car, and that’s when I snapped the photos and put them on the Facebook page in order to find the toy home’s owner.”

Posting on a popular East Lothian community Facebook page, Kimmy had written: “If anyone is missing a plastic house, it flew past me on castle street and has hit this car! Hope u get it back before it completely disappears.”

After posting this, Kimmy found the toy home’s owner – Hayley Thomson.

Hayley said: “When I finished work and came home I realised not sure how long it was there.

“But the owner of the vehicle was aware before me.

“And car wasn’t damaged.

“It is now tied to my house with rope.

Storm Arwen has caused chaos with 90mph gale-force winds.

“Getting it home was really hard as I was by myself.

“Castle street is really windy as it is my neighbour has lost her wheelie bin too!”

Hayley also replied to the Facebook post, saying: “It’s mine, I’m currently dragging it up castle street back to the house but I’m on my own so I’ll try get it to the safest place.

“Not sure how secure it’ll actually be!”

Earlier today, Edinburgh Live also reported that the Edinburgh Christmas attractions has been forced to shut early today after a rare red weather warning for wind has struck the capital.

All rides, ice skating and markets were closed by 3pm today including East Princes Street Gardens, West Princes Street Gardens and George Street.

Storm Arwen has struck the nation today, with rare high winds being experienced and a ‘danger to life’ warning being issued by the Met Office.

This warning is in place from 3pm in Edinburgh until 2am tomorrow morning.

Damage to houses is more than likely, with roofs blown off and power lines being affected also being a possibility.

Follow along on our live blog here for more updates on train, bus and other things affected by Storm Arwen.

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