In pictures: Scotland in the snow

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Many parts of Scotland have been under a blanket of snow as Storm Christoph sweeps across the country. It hasn't been fun for drivers who have been hit with widespread travel disruption - but it has made for some striking photographs.

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image captionThis postal worker was well wrapped up to face the elements in Lauder in the Borders
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image captionIt would take more than a snow storm to stop Edinburgh Castle standing out in the city skyline
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image captionThe castle's esplanade was a perfect spot for some off-piste skiing
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image captionA police officer offers some advice, but not much help with the shovelling, at the Rest And Be Thankful in Argyll
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image captionCalton Hill looking out to the Firth of Forth was a splendid sight - if you turn your phone camera the other way
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image captionLooks like this pheasant thought the weather was pleasant at Glen Fruin near Helensburgh
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image captionAnna McWhinnie, aged 17 months, sledges in Holyrood Park, Edinburgh
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image captionThe winter coats come in handy for these sheep at Shantron Farm near Luss
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image captionAt least there wasn't much chance of being stuck in a traffic jam at Avonbridge near Falkirk
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image captionGreyfriars Bobby was always used to sitting out in all weathers for days on end

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