Scottish Police Issue Travel Warning due to Weather

STV is reporting that Scottish police forces are warning against all travel in the country's central belt as winds of more than 160mph batter the country.

They said the people could be putting themselves in "considerable danger by traveling," and took the unprecedented move of issuing a travel advisory.

Association of Chief Police Officers of Scotland (Acpos) told STV News that travel should be avoided in the area between noon and 7pm in the west and 2pm and 9pm and the Central and Lothian and Borders area.

The Met Office warned of severe weather and gale-force winds on Thursday with councils deciding to close hundreds of schools. Gusts reached 165mph at Cairn Gorm.