Hill walkers have been told to dress for the weather and remember to pack what they need ahead of the first snows of winter forecast to fall on some of Scotland’s mountains this weekend.
Aberdeen council’s transport chief has insisted she is “confident” the city is prepared for the worst of the weather - with forecasters predicting a rough winter in the coming months.
Alpine ski resorts have reported the first blankets of fresh snow as ski season begins.
Scotland was blasted by unseasonable weather yesterday with snow covering many remote or elevated areas across the country – but conditions are expected to heat up as the weekend progresses.
Mountain rescuers are warning walkers to consider the conditions before heading out in the hills this weekend.
Scotland’s winter sports resorts have suffered one of their worst seasons.
A number of schools in the Highlands have closed due to the bad weather conditions.
Motorists are being urged to be prepared and stay cautious with the return of a freezing wintry snap across Scotland today.
The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for snow and ice across the north and north-east this morning.
A Strathdon community hit badly by the snow every year is celebrating after a new warning system went live.
It's crazy to think one year ago the Granite City was plagued with the ‘Beast of the East’ and with temperature record highs in February the weather this year could not be more different.
Scores of volunteers have signed up to help ensure Aberdeenshire's roads and pavements are safe as the wintry weather continues.
Call for snow gates as cars continue to ignore warning signs and fall foul of treacherous Aberdeenshire road
A call has been made for snow gates to be installed on an Aberdeenshire road which is regularly blocked during winter weather.
Whiteout conditions across the north-east caused havoc yesterday morning as winter continues to bite.
A pair of good Samaritans in Moray helped tow cars out of heavy snow on the A96.
Several north-east schools are closed for the day because of wintry conditions overnight.
More than a dozen schools are closed in Moray today after heavy snow overnight.
The A96 is closed in Moray because of heavy snow this morning.
Weather updates: A9 and A96 blocked, more than 35 schools in the north and north-east closed and gritters stuck in Inverness as heavy snow hits
Heavy snow overnight is causing travel chaos in the north of Scotland this morning.
A jack-knifed lorry has blocked the A9 southbound in Inverness this morning.
Snow is expected overnight in the north and north-east tonight as the Met Office issued a fresh weather warning.
A lane of the A96 near Keith remains closed after wintry weather brought it to a standstill overnight.
Temperatures recorded in Aberdeenshire during the early hours of yesterday morning were the most freezing observed in Scotland for more than eight years.
Olly Murs has braved the cold weather to frolic in the snow in his underwear.
Freezing temperatures made for treacherous road conditions yesterday as schools across the north and north east were forced to stay closed or open late.
A gritter driver had a lucky escape after his vehicle went off the road and overturned in sub-zero conditions.
More than 1,000 pupils given the day off as heavy snow hits – here are the north schools closed today in full
More than 1,000 Highland pupils have the day off today after a number of schools closed because of the weather.
A motorist has been caught driving a snow-covered car with just a small square of windscreen cleared.
A fresh severe weather warning for snow and ice has been issued for the north of Scotland.
Driver peering through a tiny clear square on the windscreen of their snow-covered car stopped by police on the A9
Police stopped a driver whose car was almost entirely covered in snow as it traveled along the A9 this morning.
A number of Highland schools are closed this morning because of bad weather.
A number of train services have been cancelled in the north-east today, with some delays still expected later.