East Renfrewshire is stepping up its preparations for Storm Dudley, with an amber weather warning in place from 4pm until midnight.

Pupils at Eastwood High School who live in Neilston or Uplawmoor are to be sent home early because of cancelled trains and buses, while all clubs and supported study planned for today have also been scrapped.

ScotRail has announced services across Scotland will be withdrawn by 4pm as Storm Dudley intensifies.

As a result, children at Eastwood High are to leave school after 5th period and will be escorted to Patterton train station so they can catch the last service to Neilston.

A bus service has been arranged for those travelling on to Uplawmoor, although the school has said pupils may face a short wait for this.

Anyone who would like more information is asked to call the school office on 0141 577 2200.

Meanwhile, East Renfrewshire Council has asked residents whose bins are due to be collected tomorrow to avoid putting them out overnight, amid concerns that high winds could blow them over.

Instead, bins should be put out tomorrow morning, just before collection.

Recycling centres in East Renfrewshire will also close at 4pm today.

Anyone who has an appointment booked for after 4pm can instead go anytime before they close today or wait until tomorrow.

All outdoor sports facilities scheduled for tonight have also been cancelled.