Freak weather conditions create vortex above Kirkintilloch

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STUNNED locals were treated to a rare sight above Kirkintilloch and Gartcosh when freak weather conditions led to the creation of a funnel cloud on Saturday at around 6pm.

The picture above was taken by John Muir in Gartcosh.

If funnel clouds touch the ground they can turn into tornadoes, although – fortunately – this rarely happens in Scotland.

Still, it makes for a stunning picture. Why not send us a snap?

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