Major floods washed out the hopes of Dundee’s premier ice hockey club’s travelling supporters seeing their team.
Dundee CCS Stars were playing an away tie against the Belfast Giants on Wednesday.
However, they had to do so without much of their travelling support after Storm Frank — which battered the UK — flooded roads meaning they could not make it to the Cairnryan crossing.
The fans were an agonising seven miles away when the journey became impossible, forcing them to turn round and spend a night in Glasgow.
Laura Allan, 23, a student from Douglas, was one of about 50 fans travelling on the bus.
She said that everyone was soaking wet, with a lot of their clothes under the bus ruined. But she said that spirits were still high amongst the travelling fans.
She said: “It was fine until we got just past Ayr and then the puddles and potholes started getting bigger.
“Everywhere was flooded. When we got to the bridge there were loads of cars stopped with their hazards on.
“The road was completely submerged and there was a van that was stuck in the middle – there was no way of getting past.
“I thought we might get boxed in because there were huge queues of traffic and people were getting stuck. It was really annoying.
“We got so close to the ferry but we just couldn’t finish the journey.”
The travel club was forced to turn back and head for Glasgow — where the Stars play today — and watch the game via a live stream at a local pub.
Laura added: “Hopefully we get to see a game of hockey today.
“It would be disappointing if we didn’t manage to get any games in.”
A spokesman for Police Scotland said 18 roads throughout Tayside have been closed due to the conditions.
The Queen’s Bridge in Perth was also closed.
Meanwhile, weather warnings for Storm Frank have subsided after parts of Tayside and Fife were battered by heavy rain and wind.