Twenty-three local schools have been affected after heavy snowfall moved into Tayside and Fife on Friday morning.
The historic birthplace of Scottish whisky has been revived after more than 500 years.
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.
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Tayside and Fife dodged a blast of Arctic weather which brought chaos to roads across Scotland yesterday.
A bus firm will roll out "cheaper" day return tickets across Tayside and Fife next week.
Council chiefs have hailed one of the jewels in the crown of the Tay Cities Deal project.
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.
PICTURES: Scotland wakes up to white-out conditions as country is warned of 8in of snow and lightning
"Thunder snow" could return to Scotland in the coming days as the country is prepares for a blast of winter weather.