RECENT storms in the Three Towns brought back memories of the day Ardrossan made international news - when a turbine at the town’s wind farm burst into flames in December 2011.

Local photographer Stuart McMahon captured the above shot which was used on TV news programmes and on front pages around the world, even appearing on telly in Australia.

Stuart told the Herald at the time: “The reaction to the Flickr site was incredible.

I can normally expect about 20 to 30 views a week for my photographs.

"By Friday the total was sitting at 180,000. The BBC even came down to interview me.”