South Scotland

Snow returns to most of Scotland

Car in snow on A820 Doune to Dunblane road
Image caption Snow has returned to a number of areas across Scotland, including Dunblane

A wintry snap returned to much of Scotland with a warning for snow in place throughout Saturday.

A Met Office yellow warning was issued which lasted until 21:00.

The most northerly parts of the country were not covered but "disruptive snow" was forecast - mainly over higher ground - further south.

The Met Office also issued an ice warning for most of the country which lasted from 21:00 on Saturday until 09:30 on Sunday.

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Image caption Much of Scotland is covered by the warning for snow - particularly on higher ground

Forecasters said 10cm (4in) of snow was possible on the hills on Saturday but no more than a "transient slushy covering" was expected at low levels such as the central lowlands.

However, up to 6cm (2.5in) was expected at between 200m and 300m above sea level with more possible at higher levels.

It came just days after Storm Gareth brought considerable travel disruption as it swept across the country.

Police warned drivers that conditions could be hazardous due to the snow and that "extra caution" should be shown.

Anyone travelling was advised to ensure their vehicle was "adequately prepared" with sufficient fuel and supplies such as warm clothing and food and water in case of any delays.

Drivers were also advised to charge their mobile phones and plan their route and alternative routes.

Gritters were also out in force across the country ahead of the forecast bad weather.

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