The road between Largs and Skelmorlie has been closed while an area of the B896 on the Isle of Cumbrae is unpassable due to Storm Brendan.

* The Cumbrae Coastguard have advised islanders to stay clear of Ballochmartin Bay road on the B896 due to tidal flooding.

A spokesman for Cumbrae Coastguard said: "Please be advised that owing to adverse tidal weather conditions due to Storm Brendan, Balloch Martin Bay road is now covered in certain stretches by overlapping from the sea ..
"Avoid travelling this route unless urgent."

* 4.50pm - The Largs-Skelmorlie road has re-opened in both directions

* Gale force winds from Storm Brendan has resulted in Cal Mac ferry disruption.

The ferry provider have confirmed that the vessel is suspended until further notice.

A spokesman said: "Due to forecast of high winds, the 11.45 departing Largs and the 1200 from Millport will operate but thereafter service is suspended until further notice."

There is also disruption to the train service. See video here

A Network Rail spokesman added: "Conditions have rapidly worsened at Saltcoats with waves crashing over the sea wall there. Train services are no longer able to pass through the area. See@ScotRail's feed for train service info.

"Our team remain on-site monitoring the high tide."

ScotRail say disruption is expected to last until around 6pm.

A spokesman said: "Because of today's severe weather the power to our overhead lines in the Saltcoats area are cutting out because of waves washing over the sea wall, therefore for safety reason the power in this area has been cut off and Largs and Ardrossan Harbour services will terminate/start back from Kilwinning.

"We now have three replacement buses running between Kilwinning & Ardrossan/Largs. These will leave as close to the scheduled train times as possible"