Drivers urged to use caution due to high winds impacting bridges

Potential gale force winds are due to affect Skye Bridge, Cromarty Bridge and Kessock Bridge on Monday.

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Spells of high winds are expected on three bridges on Easter Monday afternoon.

Drivers in Scotland’s Highlands and Islands are being urged to use caution due to high winds affecting bridges on Easter Monday.

Gusts potentially reaching gale force are expected on three bridges on Easter Monday afternoon.

Winds are due to impact the Skye Bridge from around 12pm, Cromarty Bridge from about 3pm and Kessock Bridge from roughly 4pm.

The warning has been put in place until 9pm for Cromarty Bridge, and until 10pm for the two other bridges.

As of early Monday morning, there were not any major reports of disruption on Scotland’s roads.

Elsewhere, people will no longer be mandated to wear a face covering on public transport.

It comes as the legal requirement for face masks is dropped in Scotland from Monday.

However, passengers have been encouraged to continue to wear masks in order to help protect others.