Disruption to ferry routes around the Western Isles is expected to be extensive over the next 24 hours.

As of 8am today (Sunday December 8th), CalMac Ferries had cancelled:

The ferry services between Oban and Castlebay; Mallaig and Armadale; Mallaig and Lochboisdale; and the morning sailings between Berneray and Leverburgh.

 A number of services have been retimed.  These included the sailing from Uig on Skye to Lochmaddy and Tarbert, brought forward an hour. 

A series of other services are warned as likely to be cancelled or disrupted. These include the overnight and Monday morning sailings from Stornoway and Ullapool, and the route between Eriskay and Barra today. 

More details from https://www.calmac.co.uk/service-status

A 'Yellow" warning of disruption by rain and winds has been issued by the Met Office today at 9.50am. 

It relates to 6am-3pm on Tuesday (December 10th)

It states: "Rain, heavy at times, will cross Scotland during Tuesday accompanied by strong and gusty winds. Rainfall accumulations widely 20 to 40mm locally 60mm over high ground of western Scotland.

"Much of the rainfall will occur in a short time period.

"Winds will gust widely 40 to 50mph inland with 60mph possible in coastal areas."

(This report has been updated with a weather forecast since first being posted)