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Football matches scrapped as Storm Malik sweeps in across Scotland

Aberdeen vs St Johnstone, Dundee vs St Mirren, and Arbroath vs Partick Thistle have been called off.

Football matches scrapped as Storm Malik sweeps in across Scotland SNS Group

Aberdeen’s cinch Premiership match with St Johnstone has been called off due to Storm Malik and safety concerns around Pittodrie.

Dundee’s clash with St Mirren has also been scrapped due to safety issues caused by the high winds.

The Championship meeting between Arbroath and Partick Thistle has also been postponed due to the strong gusts.

In a statement released on Saturday morning, Aberdeen FC said: “Today’s match against St Johnstone has been postponed due to Storm Malik and safety concerns around the stadium.

“We have been working closely with emergency services and the SPFL throughout the morning, closely monitoring the situation in the hope that conditions might improve to allow the game to be staged, but ultimately the safety of supporters, players and staff is our paramount concern and we would ask everyone to continue to adhere to the guidance being given by Police Scotland.”

A spokesperson for Tayside Police tweeted: “The Aberdeen FC v St Johnstone FC football fixture due to take place today has been cancelled.

“Motorists are advised to avoid travel unless absolutely necessary and please exercise caution.”

Dundee FC tweeted: “Today’s match has been postponed due to stadium safety issues.”

Arbroath FC tweeted: “Unfortunately today’s match against Partick Thistle has been postponed due to the adverse weather.

“We will have an update shortly to those who purchased tickets and PPV.”