• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

Warning as gale-force winds up to 65mph batter the country

THE Met Office has issued a yellow "be aware" warning for all parts of Scotland as gale-force winds batter the country.

Gusts of 65mph have been recorded in South Uist in the Outer Hebrides, while Edinburgh and Glasgow have been buffeted by wind speeds of up to 47mph.

The winds closed attractions in the ­capital including the Big Wheel in Princes Street Gardens.

Flood alerts are in place in coastal areas in the north and west of the country, a number of ferry services have been cancelled, and the Forth Road Bridge and Skye Bridge have been closed to high-sided vehicles.

Contextual targeting label: 
Hobbies and general interest

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.