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Motorists are being made aware of expected traffic congestion and lengthy tailbacks in Stornoway town centre this afternoon.


Hundreds of extra vehicles are expected in the town as mourners gather for the funeral of the late Rev. Dr Iain D Campbell which takes place at Stornoway Free Church today (Fri).


To avoid gridlock, access to the centre of the town may be restricted or effectively closed for a period.


Diversions are likely to be in place and police officers will be on duty to control traffic flow.


The funeral cortege will proceed along Kenneth Street, up Scotland Street, turning into Lewis Street to Francis Street and down Matheson Road towards Sandwick Road.


Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and Western Isles Police said they are seeking the “support and co-operation” of the public.


A spokesman said: “The public are asked, where possible, to avoid the area - unless attending the funeral - as there will be a significant increase in the volume of traffic in the town centre between 12.15pm and 3pm.


“There will be restricted access to some parts of the town and the public are kindly asked to arrange their travel appropriately around these hours.”


Motorists warned of traffic congestion in Stornoway town centre

3 February 2017