Aberdeen primary children have named the city’s 10 main road gritters – with the winning names entries including Sandy Spitter the Big Gritter and The Gritest Showman.
The fleet of gritters in Argyll has increased as the local authority took delivery of 17 new vehicles.
Aberdeenshire Council has unveiled an action plan to keep roads clear this winter - following warnings that the authority doesn't have enough money to cope with even a mild season.
School children are being given the chance to name 10 main road gritters as part of a new competition.
Gritters were out in force on Aberdeen's roads last night as overnight temperatures plummeted.
Gritting teams will patrol the streets of Aberdeen from Monday despite forecasters predicting a mild start to the week.
Bin lorry drivers have been trained in gritters to help hard-working council staff keep north-east roads safe from snow and ice this winter.
The first snowfall of the year brought with it power outages, school closures, a string of accidents and widespread transport delays.
Gritter drivers are to be offered free flu vaccinations in an effort to safeguard their vital role during severe weather.
The police have issued a warning about road problems at the Glencoe Mountain Resort and Nevis Range ski centres, which are now at full capacity.
Aberdeen City Council have warned drivers of icy road conditions following heavy rain this morning.
There was disruption across the Highlands yesterday as hundreds of pupils enjoyed a day off school and snow affected travel.
Highland Council has reaffirmed winter gritting for the Nairn area with an assurance that an earlier 5am start is an option when weather conditions dictate.
Highland Council is ready for whatever this winter throws at it, according to a brave call yesterday.
Councillors are calling for "all hands on decks" in the event of a severe winter after reluctantly agreeing to unprecedented cuts to gritting services across a vast swathe of the Highlands.
Council chiefs denied being caught off-guard by treacherous road conditions which brought chaos to much of the north-east yesterday.
Temperatures are set to plummet in the north-east of Scotland tonight with motorists urged to be wary of ice on the roads on Christmas Day.