MULIPLE landslips are being reported in the west of Scotland as drivers are asked to avoid the area.

The A83 is closed between Tarbet and Lochgilphead as landslips hit the area.

As of midday, the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (Sepa), had issued 47 flood warnings and 17 regional flood alerts as well as a "danger to life" warning.

Police Scotland shared images of the incident writing: "Our emergency partner @HMCoastguard have shared this image from their search and rescue helicopter at Cairndow. Drivers should avoid travelling in the Argyll and Bute area due to significant disruption."

Ten people were airlifted from their vehicles after being trapped near incidents.

A number of vehicles were stuck on the A83 and A815 and a helicopter was used in the rescue.

The National:

There are several road closures in the area due to flooding and landslides:

  • A83 – Closed between Tarbet and Inverary
  • A815 – Closed between Dunoon and A83
  • A816 – Closed between Lochgilphead and Oban
  • A85 - At Loch Awe