Warning for train passengers to Oban

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ScotRail has warned that the last two services between Glasgow and Oban could be cancelled or delayed later today due to widespread rain across Scotland.

A speed restriction is in force because of heavy rain which has lashed the area overnight and is forecast to continue into Wednesday.

The 16.36pm and 18.23pm services departing from Glasgow Queen Street and Oban may be disrupted, passengers have been reminded as part of a standard alert.

Services between Glasgow Queen Street and Fort William/Mallaig could also suffer disruption, it said.

Passengers are advised to check their journey before they travel.

For updates on CalMac ferry services visit https://www.calmac.co.uk/service-status

The Met Office has said it will remain cloudy throughout the day with persistent heavy rain feeding in from the west and gusty winds throughout.