The main inter-island road between Tarbert and Ardhasaig in Harris was completely closed on Monday September 17th, following a landslide affecting the section between the Harris Hotel and the Health Centre.

Western Isles Police and members of the Fire and Rescue Service were called to the scene, pictured above by Innes Morrison.

Comahirle nan Eilean Siar engineers are working closely with the emergency services.

An assessment of the hillside conditions will be carried out at first light today . Police Scotland has stated that the road will remain closed until such time as it is deemed safe to pass.

As a result of the landslide, Sir E Scott school will be closed to pupils and the nursery today (Tuesday 18th September). The school will be open for staff to attend when it is deemed safe to do so.

Comhairle staff living south of the landslide should only travel to Stornoway when it is safe to do so.

There may be some delay to home care services. In an emergency call Faire on 701702.