A ban on tourists using ferries to travel to the Scottish islands for holidays could remain in place for several months, it has emerged.
Face masks will be required for passengers and staff on Scotland's buses, trains and some ferries as the coronavirus lockdown is eased.
A number of ferry services have been cancelled and flood alerts issued across Scotland, with heavy rain and high winds sweeping the country.
Stay at home messages appear to be working after a ferry operator recorded a 99.2% drop in people using its services on Easter Sunday.
A FERRY operator serving the north-east has been awarded preferred bidder status to continue its service.