A wee bit of snow isn't enough to dampen the Scottish spirit
Since Tuesday night, much of Scotland has been under an Amber or Red Met Office severe weather warning as Storm Emma hits. Storm Emma, bringing snow and wind across Europe from Russia, has been lovingly nicknamed "The Beast from the East". The severe weather conditions have caused much of Scotland to grind to a halt, with train and bus services cancelled, airports closed and thousands of schools and nurseries closed.
You won't see this very often. The Kingston Bridge, normally one of Glasgow's busiest roads. This picture was taken from the Scottish Power building by one of its employees #Beastfromtheeast pic.twitter.com/Zyl2zXcFJE— Graham Fraser (@GrahamJFraser) March 1, 2018
Conditions are treacherous, with police advising people not to travel unless they are an emergency worker.
However, far be it for Scottish people to be defeated by the weather. With Wednesday and Thursday becoming an unanticipated break from work for much of the country, in true Scottish spirit, we made our own fun.
Meanwhile in Motherwell .... ❄️��☀️ pic.twitter.com/qidQ1g9KBs— Nicholas McDonald (@nickymcdonald1) February 28, 2018
Someone has apparently built an igloo in Glasgow pic.twitter.com/p4NizVrcqS— Dina Rickman (@dinarickman) March 1, 2018
And of course the Scottish generosity of spirit always shines through in times of hardship:
Been stuck on this bus on the motorway for 3.5 hours in the snow chaos. A guy who lives nearby just came on handing out water and snacks donated by his local shop. What a guy! That’s the scotland way! ❤️�������������� #snow #M80 pic.twitter.com/XTGy4tY57f— Rachel Muircroft (@rachmuircroft) February 28, 2018
Anyone stuck on the #M80 at Cumbernauld, I have a boot full of irn bru! I'm near the shell petrol station got about 48 cans! Give me a shout if you need a drink!— Jane Kennedy (@LadyJane197) February 28, 2018
If anyone on the #M80 near Stoneywood want to join me in my car to watch Ghostbusters, you're more than welcome.— alexander �� (@Casiofi) February 28, 2018
The penguins at Edinburgh Zoo were loving it too.
I think it's fair to say that the score is Scotland 1, Beast from the East 0.