Planned strikes on ScotRail's services this weekend (May 18 and 19) have been cancelled.

This follows an agreement between the train operator and the RMT trade union following conciliation through the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas).

Conductor members of the RMT trade union based at Glasgow Central, Dumfries, Ayr, and Stranraer had voted for industrial action over the mode of operation on electric services to Barrhead.

The strikes were expected to take place over three consecutive weekends, starting from this weekend.

Phil Campbell, ScotRail Customer Operations Director, said: “We are pleased to have reached an agreement with the RMT, which avoids disruption to ScotRail customers this weekend.

"The focus for all of us at ScotRail is on delivering a safe, reliable, and green service for our passengers.

“Ahead of the introduction of new electric trains, ScotRail will consult with trade union colleagues about the mode of operation.”

ScotRail and the RMT have agreed to initiate consultations regarding the operation mode for the routes where the new electric trains will run.

These are projected to come into service around 2030.