Calmac has been forced to suspend all day trips and tourists from a popular route after an influx of visitors.

Tourists flocked to Largs on Saturday to take advantage of the sunny weather with a trip to the popular Isle of Cumbrae, but have been told the ferry is no longer accepting day-trip passengers.

The ferry provider gave updates on the Largs-Cumbrae route on their social media throughout the day, advising of lengthy waiting times for both foot and vehicle passengers.

They announced earlier that cars were facing a two-hour wait, and put a temporary halt on day trip foot passengers.

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But now, they have suspended all day trips for the remainder of the day.

In a tweet, they said: "Due to constrained capacity, all day trips have been suspended for the remainder of today."

It comes as Scots tried to take advantage of soaring temperatures, with the popular summertime island reaching highs of 19C.

The hot weather follows several days of rain, and many were eager to soak in the sun this weekend.

Tomorrow will be much the same for the island, with highs teetering over 20C at mid-afternoon.

Other parts of Scotland are also seeing increased footfall as temperatures soar to 23C in some areas.

Police are out in force on beaches, with locals reporting a cop presence at Portobello beach in Edinburgh.

South Ayrshire Police tweeted: "A lovely place to visit but please continue to avoid locations that are typically busy during periods of good weather.

"If you do decide to visit beaches in South Ayrshire please maintain social distancing."

Alcohol bans are in place on trains from Glasgow to Ayr and Largs, both of which are popular destinations for city-dwellers to head to the beach.

ScotRail and British Transport Police have confirmed they are working together to ensure people can travel safely.

However, the sunshine is not to last, with a three-day danger to life weather warning in place from Monday to Wednesday.

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The Met Office's Yellow alert indicates Scotland is likely to see severe thunderstorms at the beginning of next week, with chances of flooding, lightning strikes and large hail.

The forecasters admit some 'uncertainty' regarding the exact locations and timings of the thunderstorms, but have applied the weather warning to the whole country for the duration of the period.