MEMBERS of the public in the Highlands are being urged to keep up-to-date with local weather forecasts and try to avoid anything other than essential travel between 3pm today and Sunday.
The Met Office yesterday issued an Amber Alert for snow which is expected to affect large areas of Scotland, including parts of the Highlands.
The alert was extended to include today earlier.
Representatives from Police Scotland, Highland Council, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, NHS Highland, BEAR Scotland and Scottish Ambulance Service met yesterday and discussions should provide reassurance to the public that agencies are aware of the forecast and will work together to deal with any impact of heavy snow on Highland communities.
People are urged to keep up to date with local weather forecasts and try to avoid anything other than essential travel from the early hours of Friday and Sunday. The lockdown will naturally…