Thursday 8th December 2011 is the day Scotland made a new name for itself online, grabbing the top trending Twitter hashtag with #hurricanebawbag
The nation was beset by storm force winds causing schools, public buildings and businesses to close; warnings were issued not to travel; and there was generally much excitement whipped up by the change in air pressure.
In Glasgow, I witnessed the River Clyde come exceptionally close to bursting its banks at the Millennium Bridge; indeed there were reports it actually did within the city centre!
At the summit of Carin Gorm a gust of 165mph was recorded; wind turbines spun so fast they exploded; and in other places flying debris caused problems or bemusement!
Hurricane Bawbag will live in the memory of many for years to come… it may have ripped through Scotland, but it brought a nation together and into the spotlight online.