Malcolm Gibson is one of the 30 volunteers with the Lothian 4X4 Response groupHe says:
"If the roads get snowed or flooded, we can sometimes get through where other vehicles can't and we feel we can make a difference to help people get on. 4X4's don't always get the best of press, and we thought we could try to remedy that."
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Three girls have been hurt after a stone was thrown through the window of the school bus they were travelling on in Carlisle.
Drivers are being urged to take extreme caution when driving this morning, as heavy snow covers routes across the ITV Border region.
The Met Office has issued a new amber weather warning for snow for the south of Scotland, and a yellow warning for parts of Cumbria.