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WEATHER ROUND-UP: Some but not all train travel affected amid severe rain across the north

By Scott Maclennan

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Services between Inverness and Perth are likely to be severely disrupted.
Services between Inverness and Perth are likely to be severely disrupted.

Amid yellow and amber weather warnings there have been a flurry of cancellations to transport services – here are the ones that are cancelled and those that are for the time being running as normal.

Two days of torrential rain was predicted to start from 03.00 on Saturday morning and running until 06.00 on Sunday but a yellow warning has just been extended until 15.00.

The Met Office issued two warnings: one is yellow and covers the majority of mainland Scotland warns of possible flooding, transport service cancellations and bad driving conditions.

But the second much more serious amber warning is in effect for an area stretching from the south west tip of Loch Ness across to Aviemore, then on to Perth and down to Glasgow before taking in a large section of the west coast.

It warns that there is a higher risk of flooding, service cancellations, communities being cut off, road closures and possible power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses.

Which services are running and which are not?


All Scotrail services between Inverness and Perth have been cancelled, no alternative forms of transport are available.

Services on the Far North Line – between Thurso/Wick and Inverness – and the Kyle of Lochalsh line to and from Inverness are all running – mostly on time though some are a few minutes late.

As are Inverness services to and from Aberdeen but Scotrail;s journey checker should have the latest information – you can find it by clicking here.

LNER service that runs between the Highlands and London has also been cancelled – in fact the operator will not be running any services north of Newcastle.

Buses and private vehicles

Both Megabus and Citylink are still running services and the A9 is open but Traffic Scotland and Police are advising motorists to take extra care.

Citylink has cancelled services south from Oban to Glasgow so though there is no word yet it cannot be ruled out that Inverness services may go the same way.

If you are thinking about driving you can check your route by clicking here to see if there are emerging problems or if it will be clear but heavy going.

Going from the Highlands south or vice versa then you will travel through the two weather warnings but the more severe amber warning starts north of Aviemore and ends south east of Perth or south of Glasgow.

Traffic Scotland says a yellow means the weather will cause some low-level impacts but amber means risk rise that could lead to travel delays, road and rail closures and “the potential risk to life.”


As of the time of writing flights were running normally into and out of Inverness Airport – if you are due to fly out or meet someone then you can check the flight status by clicking here.

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