Evening bus services for Lewis, Harris and Uist are being cancelled because of the warnings of high winds forecast for the Western Isles.
Most services will stop around 6pm.
Sports Centres will also be affected with Ionad Spòrs Leòdhais closing at 5pm and other facilities closing at the end of the school day.
The budget consultation meeting scheduled for tonight in Barvas has been cancelled. The meeting has been re-scheduled for tomorrow night in Barvas Hall at 7.30pm.
The high winds warning, with gusts of up to 85mph, is in place from 8pm tonight to 8am tomorrow morning (Wed 30th). High tides will be at approx 9.20pm in Lewis and 8pm in Uist. High seas and large waves are also likely along exposed western coasts with overtopping of causeways.
Building Contractors and the general public are asked to ensure that loose objects such as slates, trampolines and bins are secured as far as possible.
The Western Isles Emergency Planning Co-Ordinating Group met earlier today and will continue to monitor the situation.
Updates will be posted on the Comhairle website under Public Notices, http://blogserver.cne-siar.gov.uk/wp-notices/
For information tomorrow on possible school closures or other information, check the Comhairle website and local media.
Bus Services Tuesday 29 January 2013
The last public bus services departing Stornoway are
17:30 Stornoway to Tarbert
18:00 Stornoway to Ness
18:00 Stornoway to Carloway
18:00 Stornoway to Shawbost
18:00 Stornoway to South Lochs
18:05 Stornoway to Flesherin
18:05 Stornoway to Upper Bayble
18:05 Stornoway to Tolsta
18:05 Stornoway to Back
18:10 Stornoway to Newvalley & North Lochs
All evening services to and from Stornoway after 18:10 will be cancelled
The last services to Scalpay, Leverburgh and the Bays of Harris should depart from Tarbert at 18:35 weather permitting
Bus services throughout Uist and Barra are expected to operate as normal however for later services check with the bus operator (contact numbers within timetable leaflets and on the CnES website)
Late evening services in Uist that will be cancelled are
21:00 Creagorry to Lochmaddy
20:45 Balivanich to Lochboisdale
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Weather for Stornoway
Thursday 23 May 2013
Temperature: 5 C to 7 C
Wind Speed: 35 mph
Wind direction: North
Temperature: 5 C to 10 C
Wind Speed: 13 mph
Wind direction: North east