The Met Office has lifted all weather warnings affecting the Western Isles, with an updated warning this morning (Sunday 23 February) showing that the area of risk has now moved away from the islands.

Wintry conditions are set to continue through the week, but there’s no longer a threat of gales on Monday. Ferry timetables are returning to normal on island routes, although today continues to see some disruption because of the conditions yesterday.

Some revised ferry timetables are in operation, including to the Sound of Harris service, where tidal conditions and a replacement vessel combine to necessitate an alteration to the service.

Two island vessels are today heading for Oban ahead of a return to normal service. MV Isle of Lewis has left Aberdeen and is expected to arrive in Oban on Monday to serve the Castlebay (Barra) route from Monday onwards, and MV Loch Portain has left Greenock for Oban, en route to Berneray to recommence service on the Sound of Harris.