2014 IN VIDEO: High tides and storm surge strike Bute

In the first in a series of video clips looking back at some of Bute’s most memorable moments of 2014, we go back in time almost 12 months to the day when high tides and a so-called ‘storm surge’ struck most of Scotland’s west coast.

Thankfully Bute escaped without any major damage as the assault, on Friday, Janaury 3, dissipated almost as quickly as it arrived.

High tides and strong winds struck Bute, and much of Scotland's west coast, on January 3, 2014: in this scene Rothesay's promenade is completely submerged.

High tides and strong winds struck Bute, and much of Scotland's west coast, on January 3, 2014: in this scene Rothesay's promenade is completely submerged.

That was largely down to the fact the storm had been widely forecast in advance, giving home owners and businesses plenty of time to get sandbags and other protective measures ready - though when the surge did arrive, there were plenty of spectacular pockets of localised flooding, as well as some pretty wild wavs around the island’s shores.

* What are your memories of the day? Did you have to take special measures to protect your home or business - or were you among the many people out and about taking pictures of the rare event? Register or log in here to share your recollections of the day.