ALL ferry sailings from Ardrossan to Brodick have been cancelled tomorrow (Wednesday) ahead of Storm Dudley arriving on Scotland's shores.

CalMac, which operates the Arran ferry route, announced the cancellations this afternoon (Tuesday) and said that the 7am journey scheduled for Thursday (February 17) will also be cancelled "as the vessel will be stormbound in Brodick".

A service update added: "It should be noted that the forecast on Thursday 17th is still extremely poor."

Earlier on Tuesday the Met Office issued an update to the amber warning for wind that was issued earlier this week.

Previously due to begin on Wednesday, February 16 at 6pm, the warning has been brought forward to 4pm with Storm Dudley set to bring gusts of up to 90mph to the country.

The warning is also ending early, at 11:59pm on Wednesday evening as opposed to 9am Thursday, February 17 which was first forecasted.

The amber warning is set to bring “very strong” westerly winds across parts of Scotland, North West and East England, and parts of Northern Ireland.

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