Highlands & Islands

Weather alert for Orkney, Shetland, Highland and NE

The Met Office and police have warned that heavy rain, flooding and gale force winds have been forecast for parts of Scotland over the weekend.

Orkney, Shetland, parts of the Highlands and the north east could be affected on Saturday and Sunday.

The Met Office has issued a yellow alert - urging the public to be aware - for the areas.

Northern Constabulary has been highlighting the Met Office severe weather warning.

In the alert, forecasters said: "A spell of wet and unseasonably windy weather is expected through this weekend.

"Persistent rain, heavy at times, is expected, accompanied by strong to gale force winds with a risk of severe gales in the most exposed areas.

"The public should be aware of the risk of localised flooding."