People take advantage of days off school and work on ski slopes


    WHILE the rest of the country is gripped by freezing temperatures and chaotic roads, keen skiers and snowboarders have been reveling in the fact that the winter sports season is here.

    The Midlothian Snowports Centre near Edinburgh has been buzzing with families taking advantage of days off school and work.

    Skiers flocked to the normally dry slopes, which are now completely covered in inches of snow.