Motorists are being advised that there will be temporary road closures In Inverness on the morning of Saturday 18 February for public safety during the opening ceremony of the Snowman Rally.

The following roads will be closed between 7.30am and 12noon:

• Eastgate, Inverness, closed at its junction with Crown Road to its con-junction with High Street.
• High Street, Inverness, closed at its con-junction with Eastgate to its junction with Castle Street.
• Hamilton Street, Inverness, closed at its junction with Academy Street to its junction with Eastgate.
• Inglis Street, Inverness, closed at its junction with Academy Street to its junction with High Street.

The closure will affect vehicular traffic, but pedestrian access and access for cyclists and emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.

Highland Council has given regard to the safety and convenience of alternative routes suitable for traffic which will be affected by the temporary closures