Twenty-three local schools have been affected after heavy snowfall moved into Tayside and Fife on Friday morning.
A prolonged cold snap put health and council services to the test this week as plummeting temperatures and black ice led to treacherous conditions on roads and pavements.
Tayside and Fife dodged a blast of Arctic weather which brought chaos to roads across Scotland yesterday.
Heavy snowfall brought chaos to Perthshire and Fife on Friday, causing a spate of crashes, stranding buses and forcing more than 20 schools and nurseries to close their doors.
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.
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"Thunder snow" could return to Scotland in the coming days as the country is prepares for a blast of winter weather.
Inmates at a Perthshire prison are helping train man's best friend to support the daily lives of dementia sufferers, as part of their rehabilitation.
Stargazers in Tayside and Fife were treated to a remarkable display in the night sky in the small hours of Friday morning.
Forecasters have warned that a downpour may bring "localised flooding" to parts of Tayside and Fife today.
Hundreds of cyclists will descend on Highland Perthshire this weekend as the Marie Curie Etape Caledonia gets under way.