In pictures: Winter returns to Scotland - in April

A SPELL of unseasonably warm weather came to a bitter end today as blizzard conditions and icy winds whipped parts of Scotland.

Some roads in the Highlands were closed, morning commuters braved the sub-zero temperatures and the country’s wildlife was given a sharp reminder of winter, as these photos show.

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