In pictures: snow sweeps across Scotland and the north of England

Large parts of Scotland and northern England have been hit by snow yesterday and this morning.

The unpredictable weather has caused major disruption across the country, but that hasn't stopped amateur photographers from getting outdoors and sharing snowy scenes on Twitter and Instagram.

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Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh

The Scottish capital received several dustings of snow yesterday. Twitter user Tom Hetherington took this picture of city landmark, Edinburgh Castle.

The snow is welcome. Always welcome! #snow #edinburgh #winter #castle #gardens

— Tom Hetherington (@TomEatsCake) January 16, 2018

Glasgow University, Glasgow

Scotland's second city was also on the receiving end of wintry conditions. Glasgow University tweeted this photo of The Gilbert Scott Building.

#Snow in #Glasgow today ❄❄❄ Take care travelling in & allow extra time #UofGMum

— University of Glasgow (@UofGlasgow) January 16, 2018

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Snow also effected much of the North of England. Headingley Stadium, the home of Yorkshire Cricket wasn't exempt from the conditions.

— Yorkshire CCC (@YorkshireCCC) January 17, 2018

Sycamore Gap, Northumberland

Chris Lisham shared this picturesque scene in Northumberland with his Twitter followers.

— Chris Lishman (@chrislishman1) January 16, 2018

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Rushop Edge, The Peak District

Meanwhile in Derbyshire, one user warned followers of the treacherous conditions, before sharing this stunning image of Rushop Edge.

Morning tweeps careful in the snow today .. Rushop Edge in picture #peakdistrict

— Rob in the Peak (@Rob15333645) January 17, 2018

Wallace Monument, Stirling

Back in Scotland, one user took this picture of the Wallace Monument from the battlements of Stirling Castle.

View of the Wallace Monument from Stirling Castle.

— Lauren Markewicz (@HistoryBoots) January 17, 2018

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St George's Church, Sheffield

Snow also reached South Yorkshire. One local took this picture of University of Sheffield building St Geroge's Church.

@sheffielduni A sprinkling of snow in Sheffield

— Joe Selebes (@JoeSelebes) January 17, 2018

Coniston, North Yorkshire

The Yorkshire Dales also endured difficult conditions. The Coniston Hotel shared this image on Instagram.

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Loch Cluanie

The northwest highlands of Scotland were, perhaps unsurprisingly, also on the end of snowy conditions. One Instagram user shared this majestic image of Loch Cluanie.

A post shared by Katie Tunn (@katietunn) on Jan 17, 2018 at 2:39am PST

The Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

The picturesque Outer Hebrides were given a makeover following the snowfall. On the Isle of Harris CJ Macleod captured this pretty mountain scene.

A post shared by CJ Macleod (@calcomacleod) on Jan 17, 2018 at 2:37am PST

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Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh

Back in the Scottish capital, extinct volcano Arthur's Seat and the Salisbury Crags were captured in this photo.

A post shared by Tilly (@tillywester) on Jan 16, 2018 at 8:36am PST

Galashiels, Scottish Borders

In the Scottish Borders, towns were coated in snow, including Galashiels.

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Alnwick Castle, Northumberland

Finally, in Northumberland, Alnwick Castle - the set of the first two Harry Potter films - was assaulted by the white stuff yesterday.