Wintry Conditions are set to persist for several days in Lewis, Harris, Uist and Barra, with frequent sleet and snow showers and temperatures falling close to zero at night.

At 5am this morning (Thursday 27 February) Comhairle nan Eilean Siar gritters were deployed, doing a full run on all roads in Lewis and Harris and treating priority 1 and 2 roads in Uist and Barra.

Police said there had been no incidents this morning, with drivers seeming to be conscious of the conditions and driving accordingly.

An overnight Met Office weather warning of snow and ice for the Western Isles has now expired.

Pictures show North Tolsta this morning (Leigh Minion) and a view of the Harris Hills taken from Newmarket (Morris K Macleod).