Important Travel Information

Last updated : 12 February 2005 By Kevin Smith

Celtic have issued the statement below, which will be of inportance to anyone travelling to tomorrows game against Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

"Celtic supporters are being asked to be extra vigilant, take care on the roads north to Inverness this weekend and prepare for wintry weather conditions.

The forecast for the weekend states that the weather will become progressively colder on Saturday (February 12), with frequent showers across the Highlands and will turn wintry during the day with showers continuing in the north.

The Weather Centre recommend that supporters should aim to get past the Slocht before dark on Saturday (approx. 17.30 hours) before the showers turn wintry on the higher passes of the A9.

This should allow for a safety margin, as if the road does close it will probably do so later in the evening.

High winds are expected throughout the Saturday night and they will continue on Sunday (February 13) the day of the match.

The wind should have prevented frost, but there will be frequent hail and snow showers which will lie throughout the area. It is yet to be determined whether the snow will lie in Inverness town centre itself.

Gales, snow and hail showers are expected during the course of the game itself. Kick off is at 14.00 hours.

Supporters are also asked to heed the following advice in and around the Caledonian Stadium.

* Smoking is not permitted in the south stand, where the Celtic support are situated. Supporters are asked to respect these restrictions.

* Supporters travelling on the day of the game are advised to leave for Inverness as early as possible.

* The coach parking area will open at 09.00 hours.

* When arriving from the main trunk road, drivers are advised to get into the right hand lane on approaching the roundabout prior to the stadium.

* Pedestrians crossing the trunk road are advised to take extreme care, as it is a busy road with no crossing points.


SUPPORTERS travelling from Greenock over the next three weeks are advised to plan for possible delays caused by roadworks on the A8.

Resurfacing works will take place on both the west and eastbound carriageways of the A8 trunk road in Greenock during February and March, 2005.

Work will be carried out over three consecutive weekends from Friday, 18 February. During each weekend, work will begin after the Friday peak period and be completed before Monday’s rush hour.

A contra flow system will operate during these times to manage traffic safely through the works and to protect the workforce from passing vehicles."