The Met Office has warned that winds could gust to more than 75mph over some parts of Scotland when Storm Arwen hits.
An amber warning has been issued for northern and eastern Scotland from Orkney down to the Borders from 15:00 on Friday to 09:00 on Saturday.
The warning also covers parts of north east England.
The Met Office have issued an AMBER warning for wind for Eastern Scotland, covering the Orkney Islands, East Highlands, Grampian, Tayside, Fife and the Lothians & Borders. The winds will be from a north to north-easterly direction. Areas exposed to the northeast are likely to see strongest winds, with the potential of travel delays, road and rail closures, power cuts and a potential risk to life and property.
The public are encouraged to take sensible precautions prior to and during severe weather events and to visit Ready.Scot for information.
The warnings can be viewed on the Met Office website
Advice on how to prepare for and deal with severe weather can be found at: