Pre-Christmas plans could be affected by weather across Scotland

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The Met Office has asked readers across the Central Belt to be aware of harsh weather conditions this weekend.

Those arranging plans should be aware of a Yellow Weather Warning which could wreak havoc on pre-planned activities

Severe conditions involving heavy snow and blizzards may develop across Scotland and Northern England between 12 noon on Saturday and 10am on Sunday. There is also a risk of freezing rain in places.

Other knock-on effects could include possible travel delays on roads stranding some vehicles and passengers and there is a chance of injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces.