Forth Road Bridge closed to double decker buses as Lothians battered by high winds

A weather warning is in place for Scottish islands.

The Forth Road Bridge has been closed to double decker buses as Scotland is battered by high winds.

The bridge was closed to double deckers shortly before 9am this morning.

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Drivers have been warned to take care on the A1 in East Lothian during the strong wind, especially around East Linton.

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There were reports of debris on the M8 this morning, which has now been cleared.

Elsewhere in Scotland the A9 Dornoch Bridge was closed in the early hours of this morning to all vehicles because of the wind.

Shortly after 8am it was reopened to cars, but not to high-sided vehicles.

The M90 Friarton bridge is restricted in both directions, and drivers are warned to take care on the A876 at Clackmannanshire Bridge.

A yellow weather warning has been issued by the Met Office for Orkney and Shetland, with gusts of up to 75 mph expected.

The Met Office said: “A deep area of low pressure passing close to Shetland will bring very strong, cold northwesterly winds on Thursday morning and early afternoon.

“Gusts of 65-75mph are expected at times, while squally wintry showers with lightning could prove to be additional hazards.”