Storm winds and heavy rain meant this morning (Friday March 22nd) started with disruption for many islanders.

Households in Uig were without power from 6.30am after wind damage to equipment on the main transmission network.

Engineers have been on site for two hours and the 385 affected households are expected to be restored to power by 10am, according to a local SSEN spokesperson, who apologised for the disruption to customers. Anyone who remains without supply by 10.30am should call 105 to report the fault.

The Braighe was closed shortly after 7am, with an exceptionally high tide due at 7.30am and waves breaking over the road. A road sweeper is now (9.15am) clearing the carriageway and Western Isles Police say they hope to open one lane with a convoy system shortly.

CalMac cancelled the 7am sailing of the Loch Seaforth from Stornoway and there are no sailings between Tarbert and Uig today. The first sailing of the Sound of Harris service is scheduled for 9.30am from Berneray and 10.30am from Leverburgh, but all sailings remain subject to disruption through the day.

Pictures are from Stornoway Coastguard Rescue Team and Western Isles Weather