Glasgow City Council has issued a reminder of its emergency school closure protocol amid Storm Jocelyn.

As the country braces for more severe weather on Tuesday into Wednesday, the council has reminded parents and carers of how they will be informed of any closures to schools and nurseries.

A spokesperson said: "With Storm Jocelyn forecast we thought it would be a good opportunity to remind our families of our emergency school/nursery closure protocol.

"We will always do everything in our power to keep schools open for learning and teaching.

"The very nature of an emergency closure means that it is not always possible to give families plenty of notice and we know this will be inconvenient.

"In the rare event of a decision to close all our schools and nurseries, we will issue info on our social media as well as school channels and keep our families updated as and when we can."


Gusts of 80mph could be experienced in exposed areas, with 40-50mm of rain possible over higher ground, the Met Office has warned.

Chief meteorologist Steve Willington said Storm Jocelyn could cause more disruption than Storm Isha, which began on Sunday. 

He said: “Although this system will be a step down relative to Storm Isha, with the damage and clean-up still underway, we could potentially see more impacts from Storm Jocelyn.

“Outbreaks of heavy rain on Tuesday could bring rainfall accumulations of 15 to 20mm quite widely with 40 to 50mm over higher ground in south-west Scotland, the Scottish Highlands and parts of north-west England.

“Wind gusts are expected to reach 55 to 65mph across northwestern Scotland while there is potential for winds to reach 75 to 80mph in a few places, in particular, exposed parts of the Western Isles and coastal north-west Scotland early on Wednesday morning.”

We previously reported that parents were concerned about schools being open or closed on Monday due to Storm Isha. 

A spokesperson for the council previously wrote on X: "We had a lot of messages last night asking if schools are open today due to the high winds.

"All our schools are open as normal unless we tell you otherwise."