Dozens of gritters will be out in force on Wednesday as temperatures across Scotland drop in what is expected to be the coldest week in December.
A Met Office weather warning is in force from midnight on Wednesday with people urged to take care as conditions become treacherous and travel is disrupted.
Amey South West Trunk Roads announced that 28 gritters and 15 patrol gritter vehicles would be out on Wednesday treating the network.
Members of the public are able to track the gritters, including favourites such as Yes Sir Ice Can Boogie and Gonnae Snow Dae That, using Traffic Scotland’s gritter tracker.
Temperatures are set to plunge as low as -10C in some areas as rail and road travel is expected to be disrupted amid the wintry weather and icy surfaces.
Scotland’s cities are likely to experience low temperatures by the end of the week, with Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh shivering at about 1C and 2C.
The yellow warning for snow and ice covers the entire north of Scotland, from the Western Isles to Shetland and the north east.
The coastline east of Edinburgh and along the Borders will also be affected from 6pm on Wednesday.
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