Thawing snow and ice in Scotland is causing fresh disruption for drivers and pedestrians.

As thick ice begins to melt, side roads and pavements are said to be particularly dangerous.

Roads are icy and pedestrians are in danger of being hit by icicles and snow falling from buildings.

Renfrewshire Council has warned residents to be careful walking on untreated icy pavements.

Strathclyde Fire and Rescue attended 180 call-outs on Thursday to tackle burst pipes and flooding.

In Glasgow, all secondary schools are now open but many primary schools remain closed.

People are also be warned not to skate or walk on frozen lochs and ponds as the rising temperatures weaken the ice cover.

Abandoned vehicles are also causing problems on some routes and in Lanakshire, police are removing cars left on the M74.

And in Edinburgh police are towing away cars that have been abandoned on major bus routes.

The situation on the railways in Scotland is improving, said ScotRail Managing Director Steve Montgomery.

Meanwhile, fuel stocks are returning to normal in Scotland after severe shortages which led to the closure of many petrol stations.

Fuel deliveries for petrol stations were disrupted by blocked roads, but the rise in temperature has cleared the transport network.