Ferry operator issues Storm Callum warning
West coast ferry operator CalMac is warning of potential travel disruption as Storm Callum is forecast to hit its area of operations from Friday onwards.
It is likely that severe disruption will affect a significant number of routes with winds gusting up to 80mph forecast. The Met Office has issued a yellow "be aware" warning for Friday and Saturday.
CalMac's Director of Service Delivery, David Gibson said: 'There is a very high possibility of weather related disruption to services from Friday onwards. We would urge passengers to only travel if necessary, allow extra time for their journey and to keep track of the status of their sailing on the website before setting out.'
'Passengers also have the option of signing up for our text service to get the very latest service updates via their phone. 'Customers can sign up for the text service via calmac.co.uk.'