East Renfrewshire Council has issued an update on the impact of snowfall on local services.

A yellow weather warning has been in place since 5pm yesterday with heavy snow showers affecting the area today.

The local authority has confirmed that schools, nurseries and both of the area’s recycling centres at Barrhead and Greenhags remain open amid the wintry conditions.

Following inspection all synthetic pitches booked tonight are off, including Williamwood High School running track.

A spokeswoman for the council told the Barrhead News: “Gritters were out treating priority routes at 6pm, midnight, 4am and 8am.

“Today teams are also gritting additional routes including rural roads.

“Pavements across the area are being gritted and grit bins refilled.

“Our crews are out collecting bins as normal.

“If any routes aren't completed due to the conditions, they will be caught up tomorrow.”

The Met Office alert for snow and lightning is set to remain in place until 8pm tonight.

It warns that “frequent heavy snow showers are expected, along with very gusty winds and a chance of frequent lightning affecting some places”.