LiveScotland's weather LIVE: Snow, traffic and travel, power cuts, and latest weather updates with amber warning in force

It’s a white winter wonderland in most parts of Scotland after heavy snow fell overnight – but the effects of Storm Darcy continue to cause traffic delays and other hazards across the country on Tuesday.

The Met Office forecasts that snow showers will continue during the day on Tuesday and into the evening across most of Scotland.
The Met Office forecasts that snow showers will continue during the day on Tuesday and into the evening across most of Scotland.

The Met Office forecasts that snow showers will continue during the day on Tuesday and into the evening across most of Scotland.

Delays and cancellations are predicted for rail and air travel, some rural communities could be cut off, and power cuts and disruption to mobile phone coverage is also likely.

You can follow all the latest updates in our dedicated live blog.

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Scotland’s weather LIVE: The latest updates with amber warning for heavy snow in force

Last updated: Tuesday, 09 February, 2021, 09:11

  • UK’s coldest night of the winter so far recorded in Scottish Highlands
  • Snow and ice warnings remain in place for most of Scotland
  • Delays and cancellations predicted for rail and air travel
  • Some rural communities could be cut off, say Met Office

‘Snowcially distanced’ and ‘Han Snow-Lo’ among gritters on Scottish roads

“Snowcially distanced” and “Han Snow-Lo” are among the fleet of gritters out on Scotland’s snowy roads on Tuesday.

Approximately 150 vehicles have been deployed to keep the roads safe as heavy snow and minus 18C (minus 0.4F) temperatures hit the country.

Some of the newest names include Brinestone Ploughboy, CalvinHarrIce and Grittin On Wae It.

A recent appeal to name the 50-strong fleet of gritters — which cover 400 miles of roads — received more than 1,200 entries.

The appeal, which ran from December 23 to January 15, was moved online due to the pandemic.

While the naming appeal is normally run in connection with local schools, this year it was opened to the wider public.

A number of the vehicles take their names from classic references, including “I want to break freeze” and “You’re a blizzard, Harry”.

Five pay tribute to Scottish James Bond actor, Sir Sean Connery, who died last year, including On Her Majesty’s Slippery Surface, Coldfinger and You only grit ice.

Others are named after celebrities, including Sled Zepplin, Robert Brrrrns and Gritney Spears.

Glasgow weather: Nail-biting video shows car slip and slide down Blythswood Street in the snow before smashing into parked car

Edinburgh Waverley - 12 of 14 routes with Major disruption

Borders Railway (Tweedbank) - Major disruption

Dunblane & Alloa - Major disruption

Edinburgh Waverley - Arbroath - Major disruption

Glasgow Queen Street - Edinburgh Waverley via Falkirk Grahamston - Major disruption

Glasgow Queen Street - Edinburgh Waverley via Falkirk High - Major disruption

Edinburgh - Aberdeen - Minor disruption

Edinburgh - North Berwick & Dunbar - Minor changes

Edinburgh Waverley - Glasgow Central via Shotts - Minor changes

Edinburgh Waverley - Inverness - Minor changes

Fife Circle - Minor changes

Helensburgh Central - Bathgate - Edinburgh Waverley - Minor changes

Milngavie - Bathgate - Edinburgh Waverley - Minor changes

Edinburgh - Perth - Good service

Edinburgh Waverley - Glasgow Central via Carstairs - Good service

Glasgow Central - 10 of 14 routes with Major disruption

Ardrossan Harbour & Largs - Major disruption

Barrhead & Kilmarnock - Major disruption

Cathcart Circle - Major disruption

East Kilbride - Major disruption

Kilmarnock - Stranraer via Ayr - Major disruption

Lanark - Major disruption

Neilston - Major disruption

Newton - Major disruption

Ayr - Minor changes

Edinburgh Waverley - Glasgow Central via Shotts - Minor changes

Ayr - Girvan - Good service

Edinburgh Waverley - Glasgow Central via Carstairs - Good service

Gourock & Wemyss Bay - Good service

Paisley Canal - Good service

Glasgow Queen Street - 5 of 6 routes with Major disruption

Anniesland via Maryhill - Major disruption

Dunblane & Alloa - Major disruption

Glasgow Queen Street - Edinburgh Waverley via Falkirk Grahamston - Major disruption

Glasgow Queen Street - Edinburgh Waverley via Falkirk High - Major disruption

Glasgow Queen Street - Aberdeen - Minor disruption

West Highland Line (Oban, Fort William & Mallaig) - Good service

Stunning pictures show Edinburgh becoming a winter wonderland overnight

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