Winter has arrived with the first snow showers of the season, but it will not last, forecasters said.
The north east and the Northern Isles have experienced the heaviest flurries but snow has also fallen briefly in other parts around Glasgow, Edinburgh and the central belt.
Short showers of sleet and snow are expected to continue in until late on Saturday when the temperature will rise, turning showers into rain.
James Wilby, a forecaster with MeteoGroup UK, the weather division of the Press Association, said: "It's been a quick introduction to winter with snowfall over the north of the country and some higher areas.
"Showers will continue overnight but the temperature will rise slightly on Saturday, turning any snow or sleet into rain except perhaps for the highest points. The temperature in the Highlands has been around 2C (36F) but that will rise in line with the rest of the country with a breeze coming in from the Atlantic."
Northern Constabulary said the snow has not caused any problems on the roads.
The winter showers arrived as police warned road users to get ready for the unpredictable weather of the season.
The Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland (Acpos) has started a campaign to highlight the dangers faced by drivers, cyclists and pedestrians as the nights get darker and the temperature drops.
In the worst weather conditions Acpos only wants drivers to use the roads if their journey is "absolutely necessary" and says tyre treads and pressure should be checked regularly along with oil, water and screen-wash levels.
Cyclists are being urged to attach suitable lights to their bikes and wear reflective clothing and a cycle helmet. Pedestrians and joggers are being advised to wear high visibility clothing and avoid using "distraction devices" such as mobile phones or listening to loud music through earphones.