For today's story from the archives of the Advertiser, we're travelling back 10 years to the day when a brief, and small – but very violent – tornado ripped through a house in Kilcreggan.

Bruce and Nicola Jamieson and their children were left picking up the pieces after the freak storm – here's how we reported the news in the Advertiser on May 14, 2009...

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A FAMILY were left stunned after a tornado ripped through their house.

The freak storm which lasted only 30 seconds left a trail of destruction in its wake.

The tiny tornado struck last Thursday at the home of Bruce and Nicola Jamieson in Kilcreggan.

Nicola was at home with their five children when the tornado hit - slamming open the front door, sweeping through the house and tearing the back door from its hinges.

And Bruce, who was out playing football when the wind picked out the family home for its destructive attack, was utterly amazed by the devastation when he came home.

Nicola told the Advertiser the first hint of trouble came when a hailstorm struck.

Then the wind got up and there was a loud bang as the front door was blasted open and the back door ripped off.

Nicola said: “It was utterly unbelievable. I was standing in the kitchen and all of a sudden it got really, really dark. The hail looked like snow on the Velux window.

“Then there was a huge bang and a scream from one of the kids who shouted ‘a tornado has just gone past the window’ and then there was another bang as the front door blew open and the back door was blown off its hinges.

“It was all over in about 30 seconds but the devastation was unbelievable.”