A NUMBER of flood alerts and warnings are in place across Scotland as Storm Gerrit brings heavy rain and snow.

Yellow warnings are in place across most of the country with widespread travel disruption expected.

As a result, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency has issued a number of flood alerts as well as more severe flood warnings.

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The flood warnings are currently in place in the following areas:

  • Aberfoyle (Central)
  • Loch Ryan (Dumfries and Galloway)
  • West Luce Bay North (Dumfries and Galloway)
  • West Luce Bay South (Dumfries and Galloway)
  • Whitesands (Dumfries and Galloway)
  • Langholm (Dumfries and Galloway)
  • Newton Stewart (Dumfries and Galloway)
  • Churchill Barriers (Orkney)
  • Drumelzier to Dawyck (Scottish Borders)
  • Romannobridge to Lyne Station (Scottish Borders)
  • Hawick (Teviot) (Scottish Borders)
  • Camptown to Jedburgh (Scottish Borders)
  • Haddington (Green) (Edinburgh and Lothians)
  • Bridge of Ruthven to Leitfie (Tayside)

Meanwhile, flood alerts have been issued for several areas across the country. They are currently in place in:

  • Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City
  • Argyll and Bute
  • Ayrshire and Arran
  • Caithness and Sutherland
  • Central
  • Dundee and Angus
  • Easter Ross and Great Glen
  • Edinburgh and Lothians
  • Fife
  • Findhorn Nairn Moray and Speyside
  • Orkney
  • Scottish Borders
  • Tayside
  • West Central Scotland
  • Western Isles

ScotRail has also said that speed restrictions will be in place and encouraged people to check their journeys before travelling and to allow for extra time.

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Met Office meteorologist Simon Partridge has said the storm was named as a warning to people travelling home after the Christmas holidays.

He said: “Due to the extent of the warnings that are being issued, it was deemed that a named storm would be a good idea because it will highlight to the public the risk associated, particularly as tomorrow (December 27) is likely to be quite a busy day on the roads with people travelling back home from Christmas and things like that.”