A SCOTTISH college has been evacuated and all students and staff sent home after a roof “caved in” due to Storm Isha.

Thousands of people are without power across Scotland and no ScotRail rush hour trains were running after Storm Isha hit with winds of up to 107mph.

Now, Ayrshire College has been forced to close after the roof of one of its buildings caved in due to the storm.

The further education institution announced on their Twitter/X: “Unfortunately, the roof of our Riverside Building has been damaged in last night’s storm. As a result, it is necessary to close the Ayr Campus.

“We will continue to share updates via social media and our website.”

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Storm Isha has caused widespread chaos and disruption across Scotland.

At least 10 trees fell on the line between Garrowhill and Easterhouse near Glasgow and damaged overhead lines.

A wall and fence were blown onto the line at Glasgow Queen Street, while the River Tay breached safety limits at the Dalguise Viaduct on the Highland Mainline, forcing the overnight watchman to abandon the site.

Meanwhile, air traffic control restrictions are in place, leading to flight cancellations and causing some planes to divert.

A flight travelling from Sharm el Sheikh to Glasgow Airport declared an emergency due to Storm Isha.

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A spokesman for Glasgow Airport said the TUI flight was “diverted to Manchester due to current weather conditions”.

National Air Traffic Services told PA: “Due to adverse weather conditions across the UK, temporary air traffic restrictions are in place. Restrictions of this sort are only ever applied to maintain safety.

“Our teams are working closely with airports and airlines to minimise disruption. Passengers should check the status of their flight with their airline.”

The Met Office said Storm Isha – the ninth named storm to hit the UK since the season began in September – is expected to pull away through the day, although it is likely to remain windy with a mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers.