WHITEOUT: While the snow brought misery for some, others revelled in the conditions.
There was a series of road accidents as driving snow and blizzards caused problems for travellers in southern and central parts of the country with 6in falling in the Borders.
Major roads were forced to close in Perthshire, Angus, Fife, Aberdeenshire and the Borders.
The A9 near to Kindallachan at Ballinluig, five miles south of Pitlochry in Perthshire, was closed in both directions after a serious road accident.
There were long tailbacks as surrounding roads were also blocked by the weather.
Dangerous driving conditions were responsible for an accident on the A94 Scone Road in Perth. A lorry jack-knifed and a car hit a traffic sign while trying to avoid the lorry. Those involved suffered minor injuries.
In the Borders the A7 between Hawick and Langholm was shut for several hours after a lorry containing a cargo of chickens overturned on the icy surface. Power lines were also affected in the incident and the scene had to be made safe while the chickens were transferred to another HGV.
More than 150 schools, around 5% of the total school estate, were closed or partially closed by the weather, with the majority in Aberdeenshire and others in Angus, Moray, the Borders, Fife, Perth and the Highlands.
Most are expected to reopen today but councils said information will be posted on websites and passed to local media in the early morning if the situation changes.
A spokesman for the Met Office said: "There is likely to be further snow showers for eastern Scotland on Wednesday with a yellow warning in place, but they should be light and only occasional in nature, giving a further 1cm to 3cm widely but maybe 5cm in eastern Highland.
"Thursday looks mainly dry but there could be some snow in western Scotland on Friday."
Transport Minister Keith Brown told MSPs that work was ongoing to keep the country moving. He said: "Although some travelling to other parts of the UK has suffered significant inconvenience, I'm pleased to say the impact in Scotland itself has been limited, albeit it has varied from place to place, with the north-east and the Borders seeing significant impacts."
He added: "The limited scale of the disruption is in no small part down to the work of staff and volunteers in front-line agencies across Scotland who have helped to keep Scotland running despite the inclement weather."
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