Oban train back on track after tree blocks line but ferries hit by weather

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The Glasgow to Oban train was delayed this morning after a tree blocked the track at Dalmally, leaving pupils late for school.

At 6.43am ScotRail informed customers that the service was disrupted, but staff were en route to move the tree as quickly as possible.

And at 9.06am Oban High School informed parents and pupils that the line was cleared and the train had just left Dalmally.

Trains aren’t the only travel service  that has been impacted by Storm Hector.

Yesterday, CalMac issued a warning as westerly winds were preparing to batter the area.

It was said that winds were likely to gust between 50mph and 60mph in many areas and possibly around 70mph in some exposed locations.

This morning the ferry operator cancelled its Oban to Castlebay sailings due to the adverse weather conditions.

An amber warning was issued to the Kennacraig, Islay, Port Ellen and Port Askaig, Iona, Fionnphort, Tobermory and Kilchoan routes.

And a yellow warning was given to the Oban, Craignure, Gallanach and Kerrera sailings.

Customers are advised to check www.calmac.co.uk/service-status before travelling.