Weather warnings are in place over the next few days, with a warning for snow and ice covering the length of Britain from midday on Saturday to midnight on Sunday.
An amber weather warning covers Central, Tayside and Fife, Grampian, the Highlands and Islands and Argyll and Bute.
Elsewhere, a yellow weather warning has been issued for much of Scotland, meaning drivers risk becoming stranded and power cuts are possible.
By next week, temperatures will be struggling to get much above 0C in quite a few places, with high parts of Scotland seeing several degrees below that.
The adverse weather conditions will cause “significant” travel disruption in Scotland, according to the Met Office.
This includes longs delays and cancellations on both bus and rail services – although only essential travel is permitted at present.