Mercury has plummeted across the country, and many places have weather warnings for snow and ice.
The temperature fell to minus 16C in Altnaharra in the highlands on Wednesday night, making it the coldest night of 2023 so far, the Met Office said.
It also marks the lowest temperature recorded in March in the UK since 2010, when Braemar in Aberdeenshire fell to minus 18.6C.
Continue reading: Weather warnings for snow and ice across Scotland
The coldest March night since records began was on March 14, 1958 at Logie Coldstone in Aberdeenshire with minus 22.8 °C.
The Met Office has issued an amber snow warning for central Scotland, Tayside, Fife, Dumfries and Galloway, the Lothians and the Scottish Borders effective until 2pm on Friday.
It warns that heavy snowfall on Thursday and Friday could cause disruption, with possible travel delays on roads if vehicles are stranded and rail and air services delayed or canceled.
A yellow warning for snow and ice in northern Scotland was in effect until 10am on Thursday.
In Aberdeenshire, some schools are closed on Thursday due to heavy snowfall in the area.
Scottish Police have warned people to be careful when out and about.
The force tweeted: “Snow and ice are forecast for large parts of Scotland this week and yellow warnings remain in place.
“Drivers should plan ahead and make sure they have adequate fuel, warm clothing, food, water and a charged cell phone in case of delays.”
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