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Rail services suspended as record storms sweep Scotland

Forth Road Bridge closed due to adverse weather.
Forth Road Bridge closed due to adverse weather. Image by Ieva Haa / CC BY 2.0

Railway services across Scotland have been suspended and thousands of homes left without power after storms hit the country. Gusts of over 100mph – in some cases the highest ever recorded – affected the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, and the Forth Road Bridge was closed to traffic. High winds and heavy rain are forecast. No ScotRail trains were running at all on Friday morning. The north of England has also been affected by the storms, which should die down later on Friday before returning early on Saturday. Read more: bbc.co.uk