The big shutdown is starting again.

All schools in the Western Isles will be closed tomorrow (Monday) to pupils.

Staff will be expected to attend as normal. The public bus service will not start until 12noon tomorrow (Monday).

As of 9pm Sunday, it is anticipated that sports centres and libraries will operate as scheduled.

All ferries were cancelled for Monday between Stornoway and Ullapool on Sunday evening with the Isle of Lewis in Ullapool. The Tarbert morning ferry is also cancelled.

NHS services in the Western Isles will operate as normal tomorrow.

However, the Scottish Ambulance Service will not be running the Patient Transport Service tomorrow. If you have a hospital appointment and have booked Patient Transport, please contact the number on your appointment letter if you will have difficulty in attending your appointment, says NHS Western Isles.

Meanwhile quite a few areas remain without power. According to the WIEPCG (Western Isles Emergency Planning Coordinating Group) people in Steinish, New Shawbost, Grimshader, Cromore, and Rhenigadale will be without power all night again.

Thousands got their power back during Sunday as Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution (SHEPD) engineers have been working to restore power to affected areas.

But 999 emergency telephone systems are now functioning across the Western Isles.

Individual visits to homes in areas known to be affected by power failures for extended periods have taken place by the Coastguard, Police, Fire Service, RNLI and Hebrides Search and Rescue, with the offer of hot meals in local establishments, or the delivery of hot meals directly to homes.

Establishments providing hot meals to those in affected areas include Hotel Hebrides in Tarbert and the Caladh Inn in Stornoway.

Rest centres at Leverburgh Home of Rest and North Lochs Community Centre (supported by Red Cross volunteers) remain in place to provide the local communities without power with the option of accessing refreshments and a warm environment until such time as power is fully restored to customers. Hot food has been provided to homes in South Lochs by mobile unit. Fuel has been delivered to homes where this has been requested and considered necessary. Scalpay Fire Station remains open with an emergency crew, if members of the local community need help or assistance