Bad weather forces postponement of Scottish sport fixtures

Groundsman at Firhill mops up surface water
A groundsman at Partick Thistle's Firhill ground in Glasgow mops surface water off the pitch

Three Scottish Premiership matches and Glasgow Warriors' Pro12 match with Leinster have been postponed because of extreme weather conditions in Scotland.

Celtic's match with Hamilton Academical and Partick Thistle's meeting with Motherwell have been called off because of waterlogged pitches.

High winds in Edinburgh caused the postponement of Hearts' game against Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

The Met Office issued a weather warning for Scotland following Storm Desmond.

Rainfall of between 60mm and 100mm is likely in the amber "be prepared" zones of central and southern Scotland until Sunday morning, and 80 flood warnings and alerts are in place across the region.

Glasgow Warriors confirmed the postponement of their Pro12 rugby fixture against Leinster following a morning pitch inspection at Scotstoun Stadium.

In the Championship, St Mirren's home game with Queen of the South and Raith Rovers' match against Rangers at Stark's Park, and the League One game between Albion Rovers and Stranraer at Cliftonhill, have all been postponed because of waterlogged pitches.

In England, Barrow's National League match with Boreham Wood has also been called off because of a waterlogged pitch at Holker Street.

Matches postponed in Scotland

Scottish Premiership

Celtic P-P Hamilton Academical

Hearts P-P Inverness CT

Partick Thistle P-P Motherwell

Scottish Championship

Raith Rovers P-P Rangers

St Mirren P-P Queen of the South

Scottish League One

Albion Rovers P-P Stranraer

Scottish Cup

Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale P-P Huntly

Wick P-P Linlithgow Rose

Pro12 Rugby

Glasgow Warriors P-P Leinster

Matches postponed in England

National League

Barrow P-P Boreham Wood

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