I personally dont think ive ever seen such a violent storm in my lifetime. For scotland anyway.
A predicted low of approx 928mb (uk record was 925mb in 1884). Just look at those isobars.
I hate writing it but I fear the worst for not only a few but many and on xmas eve of all days. Pray people stay safe and its just power cuts they have to deal with.
Make no mistake these are sustained hurricane force winds.