Highlands & Islands

Snow and winds affect travel in Scotland

Overturned lorry on A9
Image caption The overturned lorry on the A9 south of Inverness

Wintry conditions including snow and high winds have affected travel in parts of Scotland.

A lorry overturned near the Slochd Summit, one of the highest points on the A9 trunk road in the Highlands, at about 05:30 on Tuesday.

The incident affected the northbound carriageway.

Berriedale Image copyright alan
Image caption Snow fell around the Berriedale Braes in the north

High winds have also affected travel on the Skye and Dornoch Bridges, while snow and hail have been falling elsewhere.

Police and Traffic Scotland warned of falling snow on the A93 at Glenshee and on the B974 Banchory to Fettercairn road.

Strong winds have disrupted a number of Caledonian MacBrayne's west coast ferry services.

Maud Image copyright mimi
Image caption Maud saw some fairly significant hail showers

Moray Council said Tomintoul Primary school was closed due to the bad weather.

School transport was having difficulties reaching Speyside High School in Aberlour, Moray, and also Alford Academy in Alford and Gartly School in Aberdeenshire.

Aboyne Image copyright bramble rambler
Image caption Aboyne got a dusting, but no problems for this commuter

Snow fell around the Berriedale Braes in the north

Grantown on Spey Image copyright candgin grantown
Image caption Not quite great weather for ducks in Grantown on Spey
Nairn Image copyright lisa lethen
Image caption More spring blooms struggling with the snow in Nairn
Nairn Image copyright lisa lethen
Image caption Conditions were a lot more conducive for this little chap
Errogie Image copyright nairn
Image caption And this Highlander at Errogie is pretty well prepared for a Scottish spring
Lauder Image copyright lucy liu
Image caption The outlook was cold for campers waking up in Lauder
Lumphanan Image copyright tornaview
Image caption At Lumphanan the snowfall was a lot heavier at times

Pictures from the BBC's Weather Watchers.

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