Ferry services throughout the Western Isles are disrupted today (Monday 16 March) as strong south-westerly winds batter the Isles.

Barra has seen the day’s service between Castlebay and Oban cancelled and services across the Sound of Barra suspended pending a review at 4.30pm today.

In Harris the 2pm service from Uig to Tarbert and return at 4pm are cancelled, with other sailings under continual review. Sound of Harris sailings are also currently suspended and subject to review, disruption and cancellation this afternoon.

MV Loch Seaforth made this morning’s crossing from Stornoway to Ullapool but is now tied up at Ullapool and expected to return as per timetable at 5.30pm today.