A MEMORIAL Christmas tree in Glasgow’s Maryhill was among the casualties of the stormy conditions.

Tracey’s Tree toppled over in today's gale force winds and was cut for safety.

The tree, outside Maryhill Burgh Halls, was launched by Jackie Lennox in memory of her sister Tracey, who died aged 47.

It allows relatives to pay for a Christmas bauble in memory of a loved one.

Three weather warnings were issued by the Met Office for Scotland, with the heaviest rain affecting western parts.

Waves coming over the sea wall at Saltcoats, North Ayrshire, affected railway power lines, causing trains between Kilwinning and Largs and Ardrossan to be cancelled.

Flooding closed the line between Craigendoran and Helensburgh.

The A83 at Ardgarten in Argyll and Bute was partially blocked because of a fallen tree and was closed for nearly two hours.

Dundee City Council’s headquarters were also closed due to a power failure.

The weather caused Edinburgh’s Christmas market and rides to remain closed.

A statement on its website said: “This entry will be regularly updated to reflect the status of rides and attractions at Edinburgh’s Christmas as a result of inclement weather.

“Please note, weather conditions change quickly and although every effort is made to ensure this page is accurate and up to date, there will be a time delay between closer/opening of rides and this page being updated.”