Minister issues travel advice

Transport Minister Humza Yousaf said:

“I’d like to thank the travelling public for taking the advice on board last night and helping our trunk road network teams, and partner organisations, get through a potentially difficult period.

“Whilst the amber warning has passed, we still have a yellow warning for snow and ice in place for most of the country through to Friday night. According to forecasts we are going to see further snow showers tonight, overnight and well into Friday.

"There is still a need for motorists to exercise caution on the roads during this period as the weather could well lead to some challenging driving conditions - in particular over higher routes, which may see some heavy snowfall and a higher risk of disruption. Motorists will also potentially face significant delays at peak times.

“Our winter maintenance teams are continuing to prepare the trunk road network and stand ready to react to changing conditions, treating roads and helping motorists where required.

“My advice, as always, is to take extra time to plan your journey, listen to police advice and drive to the conditions. Motorists can use the Traffic Scotland mobile website - - to get the latest information on the move, as well as check the @trafficscotland twitter page for updates.

“If you’re travelling by rail, ferry or air, please check with your operators to make sure your service has not been affected by the conditions.”

Published 18 Jan 2018