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.