Building collapses into river as Storm Ciara batters Scotland

Part of a cafe and guest house collapsed into a river in Scotland as Storm Ciara brought heavy rain and winds of more than 90mph to the UK on Sunday. Footage posted on social media showed a wall of the building in Hawick collapsing into the fast-flowing River Teviot, leaving the rooms inside exposed

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Scotland is a country in Western Europe which forms part of the United Kingdom. Its government was joined with that of England’s through the 1707 Acts of Union. A devolved government now administers many of the affairs of the country, though ultimate authority still resides with Westminster. Scotland has a distinct legal system and national sporting associations. 5.2 million people live in Scotland and the largest city in the country is Glasgow, though the capital is Edinburgh where the government sits at the Scottish Parliament opposite Holyrood Palace.

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