Scotland heatwave: Cumbrae ferry full and alcohol ban on trains


Calmac has been pressured to droop all day journeys and vacationers from a well-liked route after an inflow of holiday makers.

Vacationers flocked to Largs on Saturday to make the most of the sunny climate with a visit to the favored Isle of Cumbrae, however have been advised the ferry is not accepting day-trip passengers.

The ferry supplier gave updates on the Largs-Cumbrae route on their social media all through the day, advising of prolonged ready instances for each foot and car passengers.

They introduced earlier that vehicles had been dealing with a two-hour wait, and put a brief halt on day journey foot passengers.

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However now, they’ve suspended all day journeys for the rest of the day.

In a tweet, they mentioned: “As a result of constrained capability, all day journeys have been suspended for the rest of in the present day.”

YELLOW:#Largs #Cumbrae 08Aug As a result of constrained capability we’re briefly unable to accommodate any day journey foot passengers to permit us to clear construct up of foot passengers queuing on pier to board ferry.

— CalMac Service Information (@CalMac_Updates) August eight, 2020

It comes as Scots tried to make the most of hovering temperatures, with the favored summertime island reaching highs of 19C.

The new climate follows a number of days of rain, and plenty of had been desirous to soak within the solar this weekend.

Tomorrow will probably be a lot the identical for the island, with highs teetering over 20C at mid-afternoon.

Different components of Scotland are additionally seeing elevated footfall as temperatures soar to 23C in some areas.

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It’s set to be an excellent day throughout #Ayrshire with the #UKHeatwave however please take care in case you’re heading to coast. When you see somebody in danger or in problem on the coast or at sea at all times dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard #999Coastguard #KnowWhoToCall

— Ardrossan Coastguard (@ArdrossanCRT) August eight, 2020

Police are out in drive on seashores, with locals reporting a cop presence at Portobello seaside in Edinburgh.

South Ayrshire Police tweeted: “A stunning place to go to however please proceed to keep away from places which are usually busy during times of fine climate.

“When you do resolve to go to seashores in South Ayrshire please preserve social distancing.”

Alcohol bans are in place on trains from Glasgow to Ayr and Largs, each of that are widespread locations for city-dwellers to go to the seaside.

ScotRail and British Transport Police have confirmed they’re working collectively to make sure folks can journey safely.

Nevertheless, the sunshine is to not final, with a three-day hazard to life climate warning in place from Monday to Wednesday.

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The Met Workplace’s Yellow alert signifies Scotland is more likely to see extreme thunderstorms at the start of subsequent week, with possibilities of flooding, lightning strikes and huge hail.

The forecasters admit some ‘uncertainty’ relating to the precise places and timings of the thunderstorms, however have utilized the climate warning to the entire nation at some point of the interval. 

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