Tayside and Fife dodged a blast of Arctic weather which brought chaos to roads across Scotland yesterday.
Temperatures are expected to plummet to as low as -9C in parts of Scotland next week, with snow showers possible at lower levels across the east coast.
Snow goggles used by Captain Scott on his ill-fated voyage to Antarctica have been named as one of the objects which helped shape Scottish history.
Rail travellers faced misery on Wednesday as train services were cancelled due to a second case of vandalism on the lines in a little over a week.
Tayside and Fife fell silent on Sunday to remember those who gave their lives in conflict for their country.
Hospitals in Tayside and Fife cancelled more than 70 operations in one month for reasons such as lack of space, equipment or staff.
Local authorities across Courier Country wrote off almost £4 million in unpaid council tax last year, according to official figures.
Motorists landed with private parking fines do not have the law on their side, according to a Tayside solicitor.
Council chiefs have hailed one of the jewels in the crown of the Tay Cities Deal project.
Stagecoach East Scotland have launched a brand new ticket to encourage people to travel across the region for less in the evenings.