Hogmanay events cancelled and pubs empty as most of Scotland is put into level four lockdown restrictions.
From emergency services to zookeepers, December 25 is just a normal shift for some professions.
Royal Mail launches festive postboxes to encourage people to send Christmas cards and parcels early.
The 'safest way' for people to spend Christmas is to remain in their own household, the First Minister said.
The Scottish Government has published guidance on forming bubbles over the festive period.
The rules allowing people to meet up over Christmas apply for a five-day spell between December 23 and 27.
Nicola Sturgeon said chief medical officers of all four UK nations have been asked to compile a 'concrete' proposal.
Bleak images show an empty East Princes Street Gardens compared with scenes of bustling festive activity in years gone by.
There will be annual tour of the UK for the first time in ten years.
Independent business owners in Nairn have come together to banish the Covid blues by filming a Christmas video.
Amanda Clark has put up her Christmas tree and hung her decorations three months early.
The education secretary said getting students home to their families at Christmas is 'at the heart of our thinking'.
William Russell, 37, has been supporting his mum Linda, 63, for years throughout her three decade battle with kidney disease.
James Paton, 72, has not been seen since around 1.30pm on Monday, December 23.
Adriana Ciurar, 23, made no plea when she appeared at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court on Friday.
Families have been spotted reuniting for Christmas in heartwarming footage.
You've probably guessed already that it's not going to be a white Christmas for us in Scotland.
There'll be reindeer, snow, Christmas trees and Brussels sprouts - join me for Sean's Festive Scotland tonight at 7.30pm.
Residents in Malcolm's Way in Stonehaven have raised thousands for charity over the years.
Children with additional needs have visited a special signing Santa.