Waves crash up along a seafront promenade in Helensburgh, Scotland.
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Storms start to thrash Scotland

A red-weather alert has been issued in parts of Scotland as high winds batter the west coast.

Hundreds of schools have been closed, with south and west Scotland worst affected.

The BBC's Lorna Gordon is in Helensburgh where the storm is already starting to hit.

Live coverage of strong winds in Scotland and northern England

  • 08 Dec 2011