SEVERE flooding hit parts of Helensburgh this week and weather warnings remain in place before the weekend.

Torrential rain caused flash floods at Townhead Farm in Colgrain on Tuesday, while water flowing from an embankment above the rails at Craigendoran forced the cancellation of many Helensburgh-bound trains.

Passengers travelling towards Helensburgh Central had their journeys terminated at Hyndland and replacement buses were organised for stranded ScotRail customers.

Services eventually returned to normal around 8.30pm as floodwaters receded.

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Deborah Fleming, who runs Townhead Farm with husband John Penniston, said she was shocked at how quickly the water took over.

She told the Advertiser: “We have been at Townhead Farm since 2001 and have never seen rain like this.

“We had two hours or torrential downpour which caused a flash flood in the Drumfork Burn, which runs right through Colgrain.

“Our apiary is fenced off to keep livestock away from the bees and the water came over the top of the fence and rose over five feet taking out the fence and damaging the bridge underneath.

“The farmhouse also had water damage from where it was running off the fields behind, the drains just could not cope.

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“It came in at one end of the house and was several inches deep. Fortunately, the hen houses and sheep were not affected, however, the farm track to both us and Blackwood Farm has been partially washed away.

“We thought we were having a bad day with IT issues, then that happened!”

There were several other reports of localised flooding, with the Black Hill road also badly affected.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain and thunderstorms for much of Scotland on Friday and Saturday, with heavy showers expected again.