Scotland is set for more freezing temperatures this morning after Dalwhinnie became the coldest place in the UK when the mercury plunged to -12.4C.
A Met Office yellow “be aware” warning is in force for the Highlands and much of Grampian for snow and ice and it will remain in effect at least until noon today.
As much as eight centimetres of snow was dumped on high-lying areas such as Aviemore and frequent wintery showers continued throughout the day.
Sub-zero temperatures left motorists travelling at a snail’s pace across much of the north-east and Highlands yesterday.
Bear Scotland announced that road temperatures had plummeted overnight and that salt was of limited effect against the chill once the mercury dipped below -4C.
A total of 14 vehicles were out on trunk roads in the north-east to try and keep the region moving and a further 21 across the rest of the Highlands.
The roads body revealed that the A90, which runs from Fraserburgh to Edinburgh, hit -9C at 7.30am on Sunday just to the south of Aberdeen.
It also advised motorists to “stay in bed” with the Met Office warning that the main danger was posed by ice.
Scotland’s ski centres enjoyed mixed fortunes with those like Glencoe only having very limited routes open.
Resort manager Angela Dingwall said: “We have still not got tons of snow, but we are being opportunistic and just taking every chance we can get.”
She said: “It was very cold when I drove into work this morning. It was -12C, a lovely day, with blue skies and no wind.”
The Lecht enjoyed better fortunes, with the Eagle, Osprey, Grouse and Two Carpets pistes open to skiers.
The centre confirmed that it hoped to operate the same lifts today, with chairlifts open subject to demand.
There is more snow on the way with two to five centimetres, and possibly as high as five to 10 centimetres, expected to fall today, mainly as a mix of rain, sleet or snow before easing off.
The wintery weather was dragged down from the Arctic in the wake of Storm Caroline on Friday, bringing freezing conditions which subsequently moved into England.