Storm Barbara had a major impact on travel on and off the Islands today - with more cancellations expected tomorrow.

There are no morning ferry sailings from Lewis and Harris - and the remaining Sound of Harris and Ullapool sailings are subject to review.

The Hebrides ferry is hoping to provide links to both Skye and Uist with the following 'triangular'  sailings tomorrow.

Depart Lochmaddy 12:00
Arrive Tarbert 13:40
Depart Tarbert 14:00
Arrive Uig 15:40
Depart Uig 16:00
Arrive Lochmaddy 17:40
Depart Lochmaddy 18:00
Arrive Uig 19:40
Depart Uig 20:00
Arrive Tarbert 22:00

Loganair say they are expecting to run their published schedule on Saturday 24 December and have contingency plans in place to operate extra flights in the event of needs arising from delays or cancellations of flights on Friday 23 December.   "Weather conditions are currently indicating that this should be feasible.   However, we recommend checking the status of your flight before leaving for the airport and making reasonable contingency plans wherever you are able to do so in case your flight is unable to operate."

Flights from Stornoway to Inverness and Benbecula were cancelled today and others were retimed.  There was a similar impact across the Loganair network.

A 96 mph gust of wind was recorded on the Scalpay Bridge around 18.30 today.  Gusts of 75 mph were reported from South Uist with 70 mph in Stornoway. The Harris Distillery closed to the public at midday because of the rising storm.  It plans to be open on Saturday from 10am-3pm.