NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Ninth day of snow problems in north east of Scotland

Snow in Aberdeen
Image caption Snow has continued to be a problem in Aberdeen for a ninth day

Snow has continued to cause problems on roads in the north east of Scotland for a ninth day, with dozens of schools closed.

Aberdeenshire was again the worst affected area, with only a handful open and 168 shut.

In Aberdeen, 38 schools were closed or partially closed.

Only a handful were affected in Moray after serious closures earlier in the week, and all schools on Orkney and Shetland opened.

Meanwhile, a rescue helicopter from RAF Lossiemouth was called in to airlift a man from the Turriff area to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

An ambulance had not been able to get to the man, who had a medical condition, by road.

The snow arrived in the north east of Scotland last Wednesday.

Many schools have now been closed for a sixth day as a result.

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