The first heavy snows of the winter have arrived in Scotland as strong winds sent temperatures tumbling and caused problems on the roads.
The Met Office issued a weather warning covering most of the UK on Thursday.
Heavy snow showers fell in areas including Aberdeenshire, Lothian, the Scottish Borders and Perthshire.
In Angus, a man died after his car plunged about 30ft down an embankment. His vehicle was one of three to come off the A90 just south of Edzell.
It is believed the bad weather played a part in the accident, as none of the vehicles are understood to have collided.
The man, thought to be in his early 50s and from Aberdeenshire, had been helped from his car by emergency staff and passers by, but died at the scene.
Selkirk also saw a lot of the snow.
Motorists across Scotland were urged to take care, as the snow was expected to continue into Friday morning.
The poor weather caused the cancellation of ferry services between Aberdeen and the Northern Isles.
Snow made for a picturesque scene in the Selkirk area
Forecasters said the Grampian area would bear the brunt of the cold snap, and that as much as 30cm of snow could fall on higher ground by Thursday night.
They said the cold weather would not last long, with milder temperatures and rain expected by the weekend.
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