Scotland

Gales continue after Hurricane Katia storm

Tractor near Stirling
Image caption There are flood warnings in place for some parts of Tayside

High winds and rain are continuing in parts of Scotland which have been hit by the tail-end of Hurricane Katia.

The storms saw gusts close to 90mph on Monday, with trees coming down and some disruption to roads and rail.

Hundreds of homes were also left without power in Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway.

There are flood warnings across parts of Tayside and heavy rain is also a concern in western Scotland. Winds are expected to reach 55mph in places.

All rail services are running as normal, but there are speed restrictions on some of the major bridges.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) has 10 flood warnings in place across Tayside and in Callander.

There are also 10 flood "alerts" for areas including Dumfries and Galloway, west central Scotland, Caithness and Sutherland, Ayrshire and Arran and the Western Isles.

Central Scotland Police said a section of the A85 between Crianlarich and the Killin junction was "passable with care".

Heavy rain has left a 4in (10cm)-deep covering of water across the road in some places.

The A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful in Argyll was also passable with care due to a fallen tree, and in East Ayrshire a tree was blocking the A70 Barrhill road through Cumnock.

Caledonian MacBrayne has cancelled some ferry services and P&O's fastcraft sailings to Cairnryan have been suspended.

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