Hilarious footage shows the moment storm-lashed Scots were sent scurrying from a blustery beer garden just days after lockdown.

For many heading to Aberdeen ’s Ferryhill House Hotel, it was their first foray to the popular boozer since restrictions were eased.

Regular Linda Mason caught the moment the weather changed within moments of punters settling over their favourite bevvy.

One customer makes a run for it as the wind and rain batters the beer garden

The 32-year-old physiotherapist said: “It was our first venture to the pub since lockdown and literally after my first sip it just all kicked off.

“It was actually fine walking to the pub but then all of a sudden the heavens just opened like a hurricane.”

Shrieks of laughter can be heard in the video as revellers bolt for cover and parasols are blown down the street.

Linda and partner Matthew Wilcock, 28, headed for the Ferryhill on Monday for an evening drink.

She said: “It’s a lovely pub actually and is really good for it’s beer garden. It’s one of the nicest in Aberdeen and is known for it - they’ve spent money on it and it.

“It’s normally packed in summer time and they’ve closed the car park so they have more space for social distancing.”

Linda caught the cloudburst on camera - with drinkers grabbing coats over their heads and staff chasing down tumbling garden furniture.

Linda and Matthew headed to the Ferryhill for a swift pint after pint after lockdown

She said: “It was absolute carnage. They’ve just purchased parasols which they didn’t have before but don’t anymore either - they were all broke, one was bent over and another even took a table with it.

“We obviously couldn’t huddle together because of social distancing so we just put up with it.

“You can go inside to the toilet so a few people sheltered in the doorway but it only lasted ten or 15 minutes.”

Linda’s video has now been watched 35,000 times on Facebook. She said: “I didn’t anticipate that at all and it’s had lots of shares as well.

“It’s funny and something people can relate to so much - let’s all pile out to the beer gardens regardless of the weather.”