Photographs from around the country

WILLIAM MACGILLIVARY Waternish on the Isle of SkyeWILLIAM MACGILLIVARY

Donald the Highland Cow striking a pose for William MacGillivary at Waternish on the Isle of Skye.

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 10 and 17 May.

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KATHLEEN THOW The ValhallaKATHLEEN THOW

The Valhalla fishing boat lived up to its heavenly name as it was bathed in the glow of the aurora borealis in Carnoustie, Angus.

SHIRLEY MACKINTOSH Glen CoeSHIRLEY MACKINTOSH

Shirley Mackintosh captured this lush scene in Glen Coe.

KEVIN CARR The Northern Lights above Eileen Donan CastleKEVIN CARR

Kevin Carr from Bonnyrigg caught the aurora above Eilean Donan Castle while on holiday.

DOUGLAS SANDERS Cows in Newton MearnsDOUGLAS SANDERS

Two cows in Newton Mearns indulged in a game of “Peekamoo” with Douglas Sanders.

NEIL THOMPSON A heron in Lochend ParkNEIL THOMPSON

A heron in a misty Lochend Park, Edinburgh, taken by Neil Thompson from Leith.

JOHN MCGUINNESS Red deer at LochhournheadJOHN MCGUINNESS

Everyone needed to cool off as the temperatures rose earlier this week as John McGuinness captured in this image from Lochhournhead near Invergarry.

PETER MACIVER Cùl Mòr and Cùl BeagPETER MACIVER

Cùl Mòr and Cùl Beag were caught turning purple by Peter Maciver, who climbed to the top of Stac Pollaidh in Assynt to view the aurora.

LORRAINE CAMPBELL Bluebells at Cardross Golf ClubLORRAINE CAMPBELL

Lorraine Campbell’s woodland wander at Cardross Golf Club led to her coming across a field of bluebells in full bloom.

GRAHAM CHRISTIE Loch Lomond at Luss PierGRAHAM CHRISTIE

Graham Christie captured a calm summer scene at Loch Lomond near Luss Pier.

MARK WEIR An adderMARK WEIR

Mark Weir found an inquisitive adder attached to his lawnmower on the Kintyre Peninsula, but managed to coerce the reptile outside.

KIM BENNETT The Howe of FifeKIM BENNETT

Kim Bennett captured this mystical view of the Howe of Fife in the evening mist.

MELISSA JACOBS Mabel in the bluebellsMELISSA JACOBS

Melissa Jacobs’ puppy Mabel enjoyed frolicking among the flowers at Balfron in Stirlingshire. “The photo doesn’t do justice to the swathes of beautiful purple,” she said.

AILEEN GILLIES CairnbaanAILEEN GILLIES

Aileen Gillies captured an explosion of colour in front of a foreboding sky along the Crinan canal at Cairnbaan.

GRANT ROBERTSON The Forth Bridges as seen from a planeGRANT ROBERTSON

Grant Robertson captured this spectacular view of the Forth Bridges while coming in to land at Edinburgh Airport.

KUNAL TEWARI Glasgow arc bridgeKUNAL TEWARI

Kunal Tewari reflected on a calm scene in Glasgow.

WALTER BAXTER RAF training HawkWALTER BAXTER

Walter Baxter caught this RAF training Hawk flying through Yarrow in the Borders on a low level flight.

DOUGLAS SANDERSON A rowing boat in South HarrisDOUGLAS SANDERSON

Douglas Sanderson passed this lonely rowing boat on a dreich day in South Harris.

CELIA CHERRY  Loch Earn in PerthshireCELIA CHERRY

Celia Cherry from Dumfries caught this striking sunset over Loch Earn in Perthshire,

RACHAEL FLEMING A puffinRACHAEL FLEMING

Rachael Fleming spotted this puffin during a “magical” week exploring Skye and Shetland.

TOM DICKSON Japanese gardens in Cowden near Dollar TOM DICKSON

Tom Dickson from Wishaw captured the serenity of the Japanese gardens in Cowden near Dollar on a trip with his wife.

GEORGE BURGESS Old man of stoerGEORGE BURGESS

Calm sea conditions allowed George Burgess to take a kayak trip to the Old Man of Stoer in Sutherland.

ROBERT WEST Easdale near ObanROBERT WEST

Robert West and his wife saw this scene during a visit to Easdale near Oban. There are no cars on the island and islanders transport their shopping home via individually-numbered wheelbarrows.

TIM CHADWICK Tree in InvergarryTIM CHADWICK

Tim Chadwick from Bath captured this stunning tree while on holiday in Invergarry.

CHRISTINE WARWICK A squirrel near LockerbieCHRISTINE WARWICK

A cheeky posing squirrel greeted Christine Warwick at Eskrigg nature reserve near Lockerbie.

COLIN MACKIE The Fairy Bridge in ArgyllCOLIN MACKIE

Colin Mackie stumbled across one of Scotland’s “hidden gems,” the Fairy Bridge in Argyll.

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