A section of Barrhead Main Street has been clsoed off after reports of cladding flying off the roof of the town's health centre. 

Earlier this afternoon reports emerged of debris coming loose on the building. 

East Renfrewshire announced the closure on social media around 2pm. 

It is hoped that disruption due to Storm Ali will not be long-lasting across the area.

Gusts of more than 90mph have been recorded and a cruise ship has slipped its mooring as Storm Ali continues to cause major disruption across Scotland.

Rail, roads and ferry services have all been affected by the severe weather conditions on Wednesday.

The Met Office updated its amber weather warning of wind, saying there is a high likelihood of impacts across a swathe of the UK.

Power cuts and flying debris are possible as the first named storm of the season sweeps through the country.

The weather alert, which is in place until 6pm on Wednesday, warns that flying debris is likely and could lead to injuries or danger to life.

There is also potential for damage to buildings, fallen trees, travel cancellations, more road closures and large waves in coastal areas.

It covers the southern half of Scotland and the north-east coast.

A less severe yellow warning for wind is in place across the whole of Scotland until Wednesday night.

The Met Office said winds of up to 80mph are expected on parts of the western coast, while inland will see gales of between 65mph and 75mph.