The north is braced for the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo to hit tonight.
The Met Office has put out a yellow weather warning for tomorrow which covers Highland, Western Isles, Grampian, Orkney and Shetland, South West Scotland, Lothian and Strathclyde.
A Met Office spokesman said: “Gales, and more locally severe gales, are expected to affect much of the country on Tuesday. Whilst Monday night will see wet and windy conditions sweeping eastwards, the strongest winds are expected to occur after the rain clears and winds veer northwesterly through Tuesday morning. Gusts exceeding 55mph are likely inland, with 60 to 70 mph gusts in some exposed coastal areas in the west and possibly to around 80mph around coasts in northern Scotland.
“The public should be aware of the potential for disruption to travel and possible damage to trees. Difficult driving conditions will result, perhaps exacerbated by surface water and spray in places.”
Ferry operator CalMac brought forward its sailing from Colonsay to Oban from tomorrow at 7.50am to today at 7.30pm to avoid the winds forecast. A spokesman said: “CalMac Ferries apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.”
They also warned that tomorrow’s service between Oban and Craignure on Mull would be likely to be disrupted or cancelled.