Temperatures in Scotland plunged to -10.7C last night, making it the UK's coldest night of winter so far.

The double-digit low was recorded by the Met Office at Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, beating the previous mark of -10.5C (13.1F) recorded on January 3 in Braemar.

The Met Office said it would be a frosty start for most places while people in eastern parts were warned of the possibility of icy patches.

Rain and snow was forecast over some western parts during the morning commute, although snow was mainly expected on high ground.

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Meteorologist Alex Burkill said: "Winter's here now properly. It feels like winter and the weather's resembling it."

Earlier this week Scotland was hit with yellow warnings for snow and ice. 

Ullapool Ferry Terminal was seen with a blanket of snow, with the Harbour Trust posting to their social media to update travellers.

On Thursday a number of vehicles were trapped on the A947 in Aberdeenshire on Thursday morning, with police urging drivers to avoid the area.