Sailings are being suspended on the Largs to Cumbrae ferry route on Wednesday morning and early afternoon due to worsening weather on the Firth of Clyde.

Caledonian MacBrayne had already advised this morning that people should only travel if necessary, with disruption likely.

Live wind speed data at 10.07am showed that wind speeds were at 25 knots, with the potential to reach a maximum of 45 knots, according to ferry port operators CMAL.

A Met Office weather warning is in place for the Clyde, and the rest of central and southern Scotland, until 5pm on January 31.



A CalMac spokesperson said: "Due to the deterioration in weather conditions, sailings will be suspended after the 10.15am from Largs and the 10.30am sailing from Cumbrae.

"A review will be provided at approximately 2pm.

"Please be advised disruption to service is highly likely, only travel if necessary."

Services have also been suspended on the Ardrossan-Brodick, Wemyss Bay-Rothesay and Gourock-Dunoon routes, as well as on numerous routes in the Inner and Outer Hebrides.