Report: Scotland's winter winds

Key points

  • Scotland has been battered by winter storm with winds reaching in excess of 80mph in central and southern areas.
  • Bridges had to be closed and the public was warned not to travel between the hours of 2pm and 9pm.
  • About 70% of Scotland's 2,800 schools either did not open or were closed by the afternoon. Most schools hope to be open on Friday.
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