A woman has died after being crushed by a fallen tree in Aberdeen amid the high winds brought by Storm Malik, it has been reported.

The 60-year-old was fatally injured on Deveron Road near the city’s Eric Hendrie Park on Saturday morning.

This is the first confirmed victim of Storm Malik in Scotland as the furious weather causes extensive disruption and damage across the country.

A police spokesperson told said: “Emergency services were called to Deveron Road in Aberdeen around 10.30am on Saturday January 29 to reports of a sudden death of a 60-year-old woman."

There is an amber warning for eastern Scotland, where damaging gusts of wind will likely cause disruption to road, rail, air and ferry services.

Power supplies and mobile phone coverage could also be affected.

The Met Office warned: “Injuries and danger to life could occur from flying debris as well as from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.”

SP Energy Networks, the company responsible for electricity transmission in central and southern Scotland, issued safety advice around potential power cuts.

The company said customers should keep a battery or wind-up torch to hand and keep mobile phones fully charged.

People should also beware of fallen power lines, it said.