More than 3,000 people in the west of Scotland are to spend a fourth night without power after it emerged that two electricity pylons were toppled by ice.
Scottish and Southern Energy said the number of people affected in Kintyre, Argyll, and on the Isle of Arran stands at 3,300, down from 5,000 earlier today.
A spokesman said it was the first time in the company's history that two of its metal pylons have come down, and was the worst infrastructure damage seen in 30 years.
The wintry conditions are now expected to last well into April with this month on track to become the coldest March since 1962.
A group of students from Wolverhampton who were stranded in extreme snow in Scotland for more than three days tell their story of survival.
Cold weather can pose a real health risk to older and disabled people, but everyone can gain from preparing their homes for the cold.