The East Ayrshire hamlet of Moscow is covered in a blanket of snow, but as the locals struggle to get to grips with the weather, one of the residents has a different outlook.
Gunnel Caplan, who is originally from Sweden, is slightly bemused. “In Sweden they are more prepared to keep the roads clear and the people who drive keep their cars ready for it with having winter tyres and there is a law to put winter tyres on from the first of November,” she said.
“So everyone is ready for it. It makes a big difference. So nothing comes to a standstill unless there was an unusual snowfall.”
Meanwhile, back in Moscow – her home for the last 25 years – many of the roads have still not been cleared of snow and most villagers are battling against the elements.
Ms Caplan said: “It is one of the worst I’ve experienced since I’ve been here. The way it has been cold now for a couple of weeks, that is very unusual.”
She added: “In Sweden for example this is the way it would be the whole winter.”