Written by - 08/08/2016 9:18 am

A drilling rig has run aground after a severe storm severed its towline.

Transocean’s Winner was blown ashore in Dalmore near the village of Carloway after heavy winds and rain battered the region overnight and early this morning.

The 17,000 tonne rig lost its connection with a tug boat off the cost of the Isle of Lewis.