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Summary

  1. Rare red 'danger to life' weather warning for Shetland passes
  2. Gust of 105mph recorded in Lerwick
  3. Road and rail networks getting back to normal after widespread disruption across Scotland
  4. Thousands of properties still without power
  5. Forty-one flood warnings in place
  6. Man in Edinburgh suffers head injury after he was struck by flying debris

Live Reporting

By Graham Fraser

All times stated are UK

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  2. Viewer sends in picture of damage to house in Dundee

    Reader Adrian Mawhinny sent of this picture of the damage caused by Storm Gertrude in Dundee's Blackness Road.

    Dundee's Blackness Road
  3. Still some disruption on the roads as Storm Gertrude continues to make her presence felt

    Strong winds could slow you down as you head home.

    The Friarton and Tay Road bridges are open only to cars, and strong winds are still affecting the Kessock, Clackmannanshire, Skye and Forth Road bridges which are closed to high-sided vehicles.

    The A74 is now fully open southbound between J16 B7076 (Johnstonbridge) and J17 B7068 (Lockerbie North).

    High Street, Burntisland is closed in both directions due to a dangerous building.

    In Glasgow, the A814 Broomielaw is also closed in both directions after the storm made a building unsafe near Washington Street. The road will remain closed until Monday.

  4. Picture - Waves crash over the coastal road in Skermorlie

    Storm Gertrude may have passed, but this car will need a clean at the weekend.

    Storm Gertrude in Skermorlie
  5. Latest on the roads from the BBC Scotland travel desk

    Strong winds are still affecting the Kessock, Clackmannanshire, Skye and Forth Road bridges, which are closed to high-sided vehicles.

    The Tay Road Bridge is open only to cars and single decker buses. 

    In Dumfries and Galloway, two lanes of the A74 are still blocked southbound between J16 Johnstonbridge and J17 Lockerbie North. A lorry has been blown over on to the central reservation.

    In Glasgow city centre, the A814 Broomielaw is closed both ways because of a wind-damaged building between Brown Street and York Street.  

    Pitt Street is closed between West Regent Street and West George Street.

  6. The winds may have passed, but snow is now forecast

    The Met Office have said rain will move in from the northwest on Friday evening and quickly turn to snow before it clears. 

    Frequent snow showers are then expected overnight and well into Saturday, heavy at times, with some more prolonged spells of snow likely. 

    The winter weather will hit west and central Scotland, the Highlands, Orkney and Shetland.  

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  7. Pictures - Storm Gertrude moves through Scotland

    The power of Storm Gertrude collapsed a wall at Oxgangs Primary School in Edinburgh.
    Image caption: The power of the storm collapsed a wall at Oxgangs Primary School in Edinburgh.
    The power of Storm Gertrude collapsed a wall at Oxgangs Primary School in Edinburgh.
    The scene in Largs as Strom Gertrude hits
    Image caption: The scene in Largs today.
    This beautiful picture was taken following the Ardrossan during Storm Gertrude
    Image caption: This beautiful picture was taken in Ardrossan.
    It was walkies with a difference for this dog on Ardrossan beach
    Image caption: It was walkies with a difference for this dog on Ardrossan beach.
  8. Latest from the trains as the network gets back to normal

    Trains have been cancelled this afternoon between Crianlarich and Mallaig, Oban and Glasgow Queen Street and Inverness to Kyle Of Lochalsh.

    Between Glasgow/Edinburgh and Inverness, train services may be terminated at Perth.

  9. Crews restore power to 11,000 customers in Scotland since arrival of Storm Gertrude

    Power firm SSE said about 2,800 homes and businesses remained without power.

    Areas affected include Perthshire, Highlands and Aberdeenshire.

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  10. Watch: Shetland battered by Storm Gertrude

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    Video caption: Shetland gusts reach hurricane force 12
  11. Pictures - Storm Gertrude around Scotland

    Western Harbour in Edinburgh
    Image caption: Western Harbour in Edinburgh
    Earlier today, The Forth Road Bridge was closed to all traffic for several hours. It has since reopened for cars.
    Image caption: Earlier today, The Forth Road Bridge was closed to all traffic for several hours. It has since reopened for cars.
    On the M9, a lorry overturned in the wind near Stirling
    Image caption: On the M9, a lorry overturned in the wind near Stirling
    Waves breaking on the sea front in Ardrossan, Scotland, as Storm Gertrude hits the UK.
    Image caption: Waves breaking on the sea front in Ardrossan, Scotland, as Storm Gertrude hits the UK.