Ferry passengers are being warned to expect cancellations across Calmac's fleet today amid a spate of bad weather.

Gusts of up to 45mph are expected to hit parts of Scotland today, particularly on the west coast.

While many areas will see sunshine and some clear skies during the September weekend, adverse weather threatens to disrupt or cancel ferry services.

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The 8.55am service from Ardmhor and the 10.15am service from Eriskay have so far been cancelled, with a review expected at around 10am for later services.

An amended timetable has also been implemented on the Uig-Tarbet route, with the 8.45am from Tarbet and 8.40am from Lochmaddy being cancelled.

Elsewhere in the fleet, passengers using services including the Oban-Craignure, Ardrossan-Brodick and Wemyss Bay-Rothesay have been warned that sailings could be cancelled at short notice.

We reported yesterday that one of Calmac's ageing fleet of vessels will be out of action for the third time in three weeks.

The 21-year-old MV Hebrides was hit with stabiliser issues, but was able to come back into service yesterday after repairs.

To check your ferry service status, visit Calmac's website.