Ferry services across Scotland have been disrupted due to adverse weather.
Sailings between Scrabster and Stromness were cancelled on Tuesday due to winds of up to 60mph.
NorthLink Ferries said on Tuesday that its 4.45pm service from Stromness to Scrabster and the 7pm sailing from Scrabster to Stromness had been cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.
Winds are expected to batter the Pentland Firth making sea conditions too dangerous for the MV Hamnavoe to cross.
In the Western Isles ferry services were also delayed and cancelled due to extreme weather.
Caledonian MacBrayne said that passenger services from Berneray and Leverburgh had been cancelled on Monday afternoon due to strong winds.
Services from Arran were also cancelled on Monday due to the adverse weather.
A spokeswoman for Calmac added that the freight service from Stornoway at 11pm on Monday was cancelled. The return service on Tuesday morning was also cancelled.
She said services may be liable to delays on Tuesday but no cancellations were scheduled.
Meanwhile motorists travelling on the A9 on Tuesday were warned to be cautious of heavy winds at Kessock Bridge between Inverness and North Kessock.
Highlands and Islands Airports said flights had not been disrupted by the weather.
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