Four things you should know this morning

The Met Office has issued a yellow 'be aware' weather alert for Argyll and Bute warning of high winds between midnight and 6pm on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. (Pic by Norrie Mulholland)

The Met Office has issued a yellow 'be aware' weather alert for Argyll and Bute warning of high winds between midnight and 6pm on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. (Pic by Norrie Mulholland)

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IT’S never too early to learn something new, like where in Scotland can ambulance staff not go without police escorts and what was the coldest day of the year, plus a couple of other things.

What will be the coldest day of winter?

With Autumn blowing in seemingly overnight, many have already started looking towards the long, cold nights of winter.

While the Met Office has ditched long-term forecasts in favour of month by month outlooks, last winter they accurately predicted that January 19th would be the coldest day of the winter.

Temperatures fell as low as -15 degrees across the north of Scotland, and is expected to come close to it this year.

What was the lowest temperature recorded in Scotland? >>>

Paisley to be the UK City of Culture in 2021?

While it may seem like a long way off, Paisley is already eyeing up to become the City of Culture in 2021.

The largest town in Scotland once boasted a thriving textile industry, which was known worldwide. While the town no longer produces these patterns, they are very proud of their history and hope to use it to promote their unique heritage.

They will officially launch their bid on November 17 as part of the annual Christmas lights switch-on ceremony.

What are campaign leaders saying about it? >>>

Ambulance staff have record number of “no-go” homes

There has been a six-fold increase in the number of homes that have been declared as no-go areas for ambulance staff without police protection. These homes have been red flagged as in the past, ambulance staff have noted that they were attacked or threatened at these addresses, and can then use it to notify crews for future calls.

The number of no-go zones has shot up by 600 per cent since 2012 when there were 400 addresses, according to freedom of information statistics.

Where has the most “no-go” homes? >>>

If Scots could name storms, what would they be?

It is a well used convention - the naming of storms. Everyone knows about Hurricane Katrina, which ripped through New Orleans, US and cause billions of dollars of damage.

But when the weather makes its way across to us, we tend to not show it as much respect. Many people remember the extratropical cyclone called Friedhelm - however many Scots know it by a better name: Hurricane Bawbag.

With the windy weather expected to last a few more days, we can’t help wishing that Scots were allowed to name all storms.

What storm names have been suggested? >>>

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