Flooding after heavy rain and melting snow in north east of Scotland

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Emergency services were sent to Aboyne where heavy rain has caused flooding

Heavy rain and melting snow have resulted in flooding across parts of the north east of Scotland.

And several days of "intense rain" has led to series of landslips which have closed the road at the Rest and Be Thankful in Argyll and Bute.

Drivers have been urged to take care with various flood warnings still in place across Scotland.

Other regions affected include central Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway, Scottish Borders and the west coast.

Police and fire services were sent to Ballater and Aboyne in Aberdeenshire where a number of roads have been affected by lying water.

One home was evacuated in Ballater on Saturday evening following a Sepa flood alert.

Insp Kerry Rigg said officers were continuing to monitor the situation but there were "indications water levels in these areas are now receding."

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A foot bridge submerged in water in Stow, Scottish Borders
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A golf course was submerged in Callander, Stirling
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Some areas have received almost two thirds the volume of rainfall they would normally experience in February in last 24 hours.

Police said the A93 between Braemar and Ballater is "passable with care" however drivers should avoid the area.

Footage emerged on social media of the River Don at nearby Alford, where surrounding trees were submerged in the water.

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Trees were submerged at the River Don near Alford following heavy rain and flooding

And in Aberdeen, the Maryculter Bridge has been closed due to the River Dee's high water levels.

The council tweeted the bridge will remain closed until water levels drop and engineers assess damage.

"Drivers should not attempt to cross the bridge," it said.

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Drivers have been warned against attempting to cross the Maryculter Bridge near Aberdeen

Meanwhile in the west, the old military road and the A83 have been closed at the Rest and Be Thankful following a 250-tonne landslip.

A clean up operation is under way and diversions are in place via the A82, A85 and A819.

BEAR Scotland said the old military road would be inspected early on Monday morning to assess whether it is safe to reopen.

The infamous route was plagued by major landslips throughout 2020 and was reopened in January following the installation of a new safety barrier.

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Debris covered various spots along the A83 and old military road

CalMac have also warned that a number of ferry services have been disrupted along the west coast.

Forecasters are warning of more wet weather coming later in the week with a yellow warning for persistent rain issued parts of southern Scotland on Tuesday and Wednesday.