STRONG winds are set to batter parts of Scotland later this week with gusts of up to 85MPH expected as a yellow weather warning comes into place. 

The warning will come into force from 7am on Wednesday and will last until 7pm the same day.

Gusts of 65-75MPH are likely although some areas could see up to 85MPH at times with the warning covering the Highlands, Orkney and Shetland Islands.

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In terms of what to expect, the Met Office said there is a “small chance that injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties”.

The Met Office also said there is a “slight” chance of power cuts in the affected areas.

Travellers have been warned to check road conditions and timetables before starting their journeys.

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“Prepare to protect your property and people from injury. Check for loose items outside your home and plan how you could secure them.

“Items including bins, garden furniture, trampolines, tents, sheds and fences,” the warning said.