CalMac is warning anyone planning to travel by ferry this week and into the holiday period that strong winds are forecast in many parts of its network, leading to possible disruption of ferry services.

Already, a 'Be Aware' caution is in place for Stornoway-Ullapool sailings tomorrow (Tuesday) due to a forecast of high winds.

Operations Director Drew Collier said: “Weather forecasts for the west of Scotland are predicting a stormy week for many especially as we near the weekend when people will be travelling for Christmas. We will review sailings on a case by case basis but would advise anyone planning to travel by ferry to take this into account when planning journeys in the next few days." 

CalMac is advising ferry travellers to check their website for the latest information or via their smartphone app or on Twitter.