Ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) is urging anyone intending to travel by ferry to be as flexible as they can when planning their journeys over the coming days.
A CalMac spokesperson says : ‘We have been advised that there will be periods of severe weather hitting Scotland over the coming days and as a result our services may experience cancellations and/or disruptions.
‘Due to the impact of this weather it is likely that our timetables and sailings will change at very short notice as we endeavour to maintain lifeline services.
‘We would therefore ask customers to check our website for the latest information and be prepared to be flexible if at all possible. This may mean delays but also the possibility of some sailings being earlier than timetabled.
‘We fully appreciate that these disruptions will be inconvenient but the safety of passengers, crew and ships is our number one priority.’
The passenger service between Gourock and Dunoon operated by CalMac’s sister company, Argyll Ferries, may also be affected. The latest information on that service can be found at its website here.