People across the north and north-east have been sharing their beautiful snaps of the wintry conditions outside.
A blanket of snow has fallen across the Cairngorms and much of the Highlands away from the coast.
While it has caused issues for some – with the Met Office issuing a yellow weather warning – others have taken the opportunity to take a few cold snaps.
Among them were Grant Moir, chief executive of the Cairngorms National Park Authority, who tweeted a number of pictures from his home in Grantown.
First ⛄️ snowman of the year. Was called an abomination by my youngest. Harsh but fair. pic.twitter.com/vVFvMDfgSt
— Grant Moir (@cairngormsCEO) December 4, 2020
Tim Hall in Aviemore put a series of pictures of the snow in his garden up on Twitter this morning.
— Tim Hall (@outinthehills) December 4, 2020
Kathryn McCulloch spotted a pheasant walking through the snow outside her front door in Aberdeenshire.
— Kathryn McCulloch (@KathrynMcCulloc) December 4, 2020
Some very brave swimmers from SwimWildUK decided to take the plunge in Loch Insh, near Aviemore, this morning when temperatures were approaching 0°C.
Pitch dark and heavy snow when we arrived for our pre-sunrise swim this morning @lochinshoutdoor 💙❄️💙
-5 air temperature overnight but a bit warmer at 0.9 degrees this morning! Water temp 3.6 degrees C.
#winterswimming #snow #lochinsh #cairngorms pic.twitter.com/PrDIBySuMh
— SwimWild (@SwimWildUK) December 4, 2020
Over on Facebook, David Macleod put up an atmospheric black-and-white photograph of Kingussie in the Highlands.
The Inverness Mobile Operations Manager, who works with Network Rail, tweeted photos of conditions at the Slochd Summit mountain pass.
— InvernessMOM (@InvernessMom) December 4, 2020
A shot taken from the snow cameras at the Lecht Ski Centre in Aberdeenshire was shared by @ALancashireLad.
— A Lancashire Lad (@ALancashirelad) December 4, 2020
Katy McNeil shared a picture of the tree in her garden in Aviemore looking perfect for the festive season.
😂 Aviemore. Our tree decorated itself for Christmas this morning. pic.twitter.com/xVhadDRXqx
— Katy McNeil (@ktmcnl) December 4, 2020
And @HiortHebrides put up a gorgeous shot of the snow surrounding Loch Morlich near Aviemore, without any footprints to break up the smooth surface.
Loch Morlich nr Aviemore 4 December pic.twitter.com/ABAUtxv9wJ
— Neach-gearain 🇮🇱 🏴 🇮🇸 🇳🇴 (@HiortHebrides) December 4, 2020