CalMac warns of disruption from imminent storm

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CalMac expects disruption to services over the weekend as Storm Ciara’s 80mph winds reach Argyll and the Isles.

A yellow weather warning will be looming over the ferry company’s services on both Saturday and Sunday. It is likely that a significant number of routes will be affected.

Ciara is expected to hit the west coast of Scotland the hardest. Sunday is expected to take the brunt of the storm with fears of widespread travel disruptions, coastal flooding as well as potential power outages caused by fallen trees.

The yellow warning will be in affect as of 6pm on Saturday. CalMac have asked that people allow extra time for their journeys and keep updated on the weather through their social media.

While CalMac intend on running its services as much as the weather will allow, customers must be prepared for cancellations which are also expected on top of general disruption.

Those intending to use ferries over the weekend can keep up to date on the status on their journey from the text services available through a sign-up option on the company’s website: