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  1. Edinburgh's Princes Street Gardens to remain shut on Thursday

    Angie Brown

    Edinburgh and East reporter

    Princes Street Gardens

    Princes Street Gardens is to remain shut on Thursday following severe weather warnings in Edinburgh.

    Lauriston Castle will also remain closed on Thursday and The City Art Centre and Museum of Edinburgh will not reopen until 13:00.

    Household Waste and Recycling Centres have closed across the city and people are being advised to rebook their slots online.

    Mobile Covid testing units were closed early on Wednesday, although community testing centres remain open.

    The council's Forestry Service has also published advice should anyone have concerns around trees, including hanging branches and trunk movement, encouraging them to contact the service.

  2. 'Stay inside and lock doors and windows'

    Fallen tree

    City of Edinburgh Council has urged people to stay indoors during Storm Dudley.

    It said people should prepare for potential problems by:

    • Securing loose objects that could be blown away
    • Locking doors and windows, and especially large doors such as those on garages
    • Parking vehicles in a garage or keeping them clear of buildings, trees, walls and fences
    • Closing and securing loft trapdoors
    • Moving beds away from areas directly below chimney stacks, if the stacks are tall and in poor condition

    Officials said people should also not go outside to repair damage.

  3. Edinburgh Trams plan to keep running

    Angie Brown

    Edinburgh and East reporter

    Edinburgh Trams

    Edinburgh Trams plan to run during Storm Dudley, officials say.

    All services will continue despite weather warnings of torrential ran and strong winds.

    An Edinburgh Trams spokesman said: “At present, services continue to run every seven minutes between Edinburgh Airport and West End.

    "However, the safety of customers and colleagues is always our primary concern, so we will continue to closely monitor the situation and take appropriate action should it be required.

    “Any changes to services will be communicated via our website, and we also recommend that customers follow our social media channels for regular updates.”

  4. Castles pull up the drawbridge

    Blackness Castle in West Lothian

    A number of historic sites have closed in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife as Storm Dudley kicks in.

    Blackness Castle in West Lothian, Craigmillar Castle in Edinburgh, Dirleton Castle and Tantallon Castle in East Lothian and Dunfermline Abbey in Fife closed at 13:00.

  5. Edinburgh Castle closes ahead of Storm Dudley

    Angie Brown

    Edinburgh and East reporter

    Edinburgh Castle

    Edinburgh Castle has now closed ahead of Storm Dudley arriving in the city.

    Last entry was at 11:30 so the historic visitor attraction could shut at 13:00.

    There will also be a delayed opening of the castle on Thursday until 10:30.

    Ticket holders have been told to rearrange their visit time slots through the Historic Environment Scotland website.

  6. Edinburgh's Princes Street Gardens to close early

    Angie Brown

    Edinburgh and East reporter

    Princes Street Gardens is to close at 15:00 ahead of Storm Dudley reaching the capital. Other services being disrupted in Edinburgh include;

    • Lauriston Castle will also close at 15:00 with the City Art Centre and Museum of Edinburgh shutting at 14:00. Libraries are remaining open across the city.
    • Edinburgh schools are off for the February break and holiday clubs are continuing as usual.
    • East Lothian schools are also on half term but all public buildings including offices, libraries and recycling centres in the area will close early at 16:00.
    • Edinburgh Zoo said it was not planning to shut early as its normal closure time is 16:00.
    Princes Street Gardens
    Image caption: Princes Street Gardens will be closed at 15:00