A motorcyclist has been killed following a collision with a car travelling the wrong way down a busy carraigeway. 

The incident took place at around 6.45am on Saturday, November 10 on the A725 East Kilbride Expressway.

According to police, the car was allegedly travelling in the wrong direction on the carraigeway when it collided with the motorcyclist who was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The male driver of the car was arrested at the scene and subsequently taken to Hairmyres Hospital for treatment.

Closures are set to be in place on the road for some time and motorists are being advised to use alternative travel routes.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "Enquiries are ongoing and anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact the Divisional Road Policing Unit based at Motherwell via 101, quoting incident number 0927 of Saturday 10 November 2018."