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Warnings of disruption to road, rail and ferry transport in Scotland have been issued as Storm Caroline strikes and wintry weather is due in its wake.
The Met Office has amber "be prepared" and yellow "be aware" warnings in place for Thursday's storm for Scotland.
Yellow warnings have been issued for snow, ice and wind on Friday and Saturday for large parts of the UK.
Scotland's transport minister, Humza Yousaf, said the country faced "challenging conditions".
All schools on Lewis, Harris and Uist in the Western Isles will be closed to pupils on Thursday as a precaution.
ScotRail Alliance said…
Source: BBC Highlands and Islands