Tree crashes through roof of house

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A Brodick family had a lucky escape after a tree crashed through the roof of their house during recent storms.

The tree in the garden could not withstand the high winds and collapsed onto the roof of Douglas Lodge, scattering branches everywhere. The cost of the damage is not known.

The large traditional seven apartment sandstone house, opposite the Douglas Hotel, was only recently bought by new owners Diana and Roddy Frew who are currently renovating the house. Thankfully they were not at home when the incident happened.

However, the falling tree woke guests at the hotel who heard the huge crash on Saturday November 6.

Parts of the tree have now been removed but some branches remained lodged on the roof as we went to press.

Debris from the tree fills an area at the rear of the house.


Branches of the tree remain lodged in the roof. The remains of the huge tree can be seen above the blue wheely bin. 01_B47tree01

Debris from the tree fills an area at the rear of the house. 01_B47tree02