RECAP Scotland weather: Travel disruption with snow and ice yellow weather warnings in place

Snow and ice yellow weather warnings in place across Scotland Snow and ice yellow weather warnings in place across Scotland
Snow and ice yellow weather warnings in place across Scotland | Lisa Ferguson
Yellow weather warnings for snow across Scotland have now been issued by the Met Office through until the end of Thursday

An icy blast is set to bring heavy snow and cause disruption across Scotland, with a yellow weather warning in place for all of Tuesday. Follow here for live updates.

Key Events

  • All of Scotland, including the Central Belt, is covered by the alert for snow and ice issued by the Met Office
  • People wishing to travel have been warned there may be disruption to public transport
  • Motorists have been told to expect possible travel delays on roads, which could lead to the stranding of some vehicles and passengers

Snow day: More than 100 schools closed due to weather

In Scotland, more than 100 schools were closed on Tuesday amid the wintry weather.

There were 22 school closures in Aberdeenshire while almost all other schools were either opening late, facing transport issues or were partially closed.

In the Highlands, 75 schools were closed while others were partially closed or had delayed openings.

Twenty-six schools in Shetland were closed.

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WATCH: Winter sports fans make the most of the snowfall in Scotland

Edinburgh city centre statue frozen over

No snowfall in Scotland's capital just yet but the city is still feeling the cold snap. Water from the Ross Fountain in the city centre turned to icicles on Tuesday morning.

A yellow weather warning for snow and ice covers the whole of Scotland until Thursday, with some of the freezing weather expected to lift towards the end of the week.

Skiers and snowboarders take to the slopes at Glenshee Ski Centre to make the most of the snow

Skiers and snowboarders take to the slopes at Glenshee Ski CentreSkiers and snowboarders take to the slopes at Glenshee Ski Centre
Skiers and snowboarders take to the slopes at Glenshee Ski Centre | Lisa Ferguson

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Scotland prepared for week of freezing weather

Scotland has “a good state of preparedness” for the current spell of freezing weather, MSPs have been told.

Justice Secretary Angela Constance said councils across the country have “nearly 500,000 tonnes of salt at their disposal” for treating roads and pavements.

With bitterly cold temperatures and Met Office yellow warnings for snow and ice in place across the country, a meeting of the Scottish Government’s Resilience Room took place on Tuesday morning, but Ms Constance told MSPs “no significant concerns had been raised”.

Pressed by Conservative MSP Stephen Kerr on how prepared frontline services are for the wintry weather, Ms Constance insisted: “We are in a good state of preparedness for winter.”

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Motorists are being warned about conditions as snowfall continues

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