The snowsports season has finally arrived in Scotland.
Parts of Tayside are expected to be among Scotland's coldest places later this week as winter weather returns to the region.
A Perthshire road has been forced to close as heavy snowfall moves across Scotland.
Tayside and Fife was hit by road closures and crashes as Storm Deirdre brought heavy snow, rain and wind to the local area.
Forecasters say Scotland could be in for some stunning displays in the night sky on Tuesday evening - off the back of a day of stunning summery weather.
The teenager who abducted, raped and murdered Alesha MacPhail has appealed against his 27-year sentence - and claimed he was the victim of a miscarriage of justice.
The BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards is being held in the north-east of Scotland for the first time this winter.
Facebook and Instagram users across the UK and the wider world reported problems using the platforms on Thursday afternoon.
Filming on the latest James Bond film is believed to be taking place in the Scottish Highlands.
The big freeze is forecast to continue with plummeting temperatures enduring and snowfall forecast to hit Tayside and Fife.