Storm Caroline has forced the closure of a Christmas market in north-east Scotland.

The Aberdeen Christmas Village will shut on Thursday until at least 5pm, when organisers will assess if it is safe to reopen.

It comes after the Met Office raised the level of its weather warning from yellow to amber "be prepared" for northern Scotland on Thursday, with chances of very windy weather.

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A spokesman for Aberdeen Inspired, which organises the event, said: "Due to the adverse weather predicted for Thursday, Aberdeen Christmas Village will be closed throughout the day until 5pm.

"Conditions will be assessed for reopening then and we will provide an update as soon as possible.

"The safety and care of the public is our top priority, we are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause."

The market was relocated to the city's Broad Street this year, having previously been staged next to Union Terrace Gardens.

It includes stalls, rides and an ice rink.