The new Scottish minister for transport and infrastructure, Keith Brown, is worried he could be out of a job this weekend as his attempts to stop snow falling look in danger of failing. Keith Brown, who took over from Stewart Stevenson after he failed to halt the snow, admits he's facing the problem.
"I've had plenty of warning from the forecasters that the snow is coming but I've not been in the job long to come up with a way of stopping the snow from falling. The Scottish people have the right to expect the minister for transport and infrastructure to be able to prevent snow from falling. It's more difficult than people think though." said Mr Brown.
The beleagured Stewart Stevenson who resigned over his inability to halt snow falling from the skies said that it was a difficult job for an experienced minister but nigh on impossible for a novice.
"I'd advise him to stay indoors and watch it fall and pray it's not too deep. That's all you can do," he said.
Certainly that policy has worked in the past but opinion is divided over the matter.
"I'd move the mountains to one side or possibly flatten them and hope the snow doesn't fall until it reaches the Pennines," said one Scottish resident after carefully thinking it through.
Another suggested it would be better to hang until that mythical beast, global warming, deals with the problem. Man's intervention in snow prevention has been fairly disastrous. It just keeps falling, mainly at winter, and man is making it even worse by looking up at it helplessly.
Scottish people now pay less for snow than in England and they get more of it and that's a trend that's set to continue.