And as those of you who have enjoyed Hogmanay and new year breaks in Scotland before will know – Scotland is ‘business as usual’ at this time and virtually all roads, and all the main routes, are always open, whatever the weather.
The road network in Scotland is improving all the time. as money is invested in its infrastructure and, in some cases, it is now quicker to travel by road than it is by train. Even in the very remotest parts of the mainland and islands, there are good single track roads, with plentiful well marked passing places.
Here are some useful tips to help you plan your travel whilst in Scotland: