300,000 to 1. Those are the odds of being struck by lightning in the UK. The chances of being fatally struck are speculated to be around 1 in a million.
In the late spring of 1895, parts of the Highlands were experiencing hot and humid weather accompanied by severe thunderstorms. The Inverness Courier on 4th June carried an intriguing report entitled “Family at Alness Struck by Lightning”. On. . .