Scottish transport minister Keith Brown has praised the work of engineers and people in local communities working to restore services affected by the snow in Scotland.
Speaking yesterday, he said:
The level of multi-agency co-operation and the support received from local communities and voluntary groups is to be highly commended.
The Scottish Government will continue to do everything we can to support local responders and help co-ordinate the support and help they need until all services are restored.
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.