Photographs from around the country


Greg Macvean PuffinGreg Macvean

Greg Macvean took this image on a visit to Isle of May. Greg said: “Puffins call the Isle of May home between April and mid-August with 46,000 breeding pairs making up part of the 250,000 island seabird population.”

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 28 June and 5 July.

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Jacki Gordon Sculpture in Port GlasgowJacki Gordon

“Nicknamed the skelpies, the colossal stainless steel sculptures at Port Glasgow are not just awe-inspiring but fearsome,” says Jacki Gordon, who took this image.

Daniel White Glen NevisDaniel White

Daniel White said: “Not the greatest weather for walking the Ring of Steall at the weekend but the sun shone enough to get this picture of Glen Nevis before the clouds came in.”

Aimee Fraser Ocra near rocks near Minn Beach, ShetlandAimee Fraser

Aimee Fraser’s picture of an orca off Minn Beach, Burra, Shetland.

Andrew Lindsay Noctilucent cloudsAndrew Lindsay

A photo of noctilucent clouds taken by Andrew Lindsay of Hamilton.

David MacKenzie Forth BridgeDavid MacKenzie

David MacKenzie said of this shot taken from North Queensferry: “Up for the sunrise, only to get grey gloop. However, the Forth Bridge managed some colour.”

Joanne Baird Hairy Highland Coo Trail sculpture at The HermitageJoanne Baird

Joanne Baird, of Edinburgh, submitted this picture to the gallery. Joanne said: “On our favourite walk at The Hermitage near Dunkeld we discovered Ossian, one of the herd from the Hairy Highland Coo trail.”

Steven Mitchell A view of Cullen on the Moray Firth coastSteven Mitchell

Steven Mitchell, of Norfolk, said: “I took this photo whilst staying in Cullen and working offshore from Buckie on a platform moored in the Moray Firth.”

Angela Reid Holy Isle, ArranAngela Reid

Angela Reid, of Paisley, took this picture on Arran’s Whiting Bay beach of Holy Isle.

Rob Cameron Lairig Ghru from BraeriachRob Cameron

Rob Cameron took this picture of the Lairig Ghru from the mountain Braeriach.

Elaine Scott Charity tractor runElaine Scott

“The big kid in me very much enjoyed watching the Dumfries Charity Tractor Road Run go past my village – especially as all the drivers waved as they went past,” said Elaine Scott.

Natalie Gallan Sunset at Fittie, AberdeenNatalie Gallan

Natalie Gallan, of Aberdeen, took this picture of sunset at Fittie.

Victor Tregubov Loch LomondVictor Tregubov

Victor Tregubov said of his image: “Loch Lomond just before the sunrise – so called, the blue hour – the time of the morning when colours are almost monochrome but with the approaching sun they will be changing like in a kaleidoscope every few minutes.”

Graham Christie St Andrews CathedralGraham Christie

Graham Christie sent in this image of St Andrews Cathedral for the gallery.

Colin Bourhill Bow Fiddle Rock, PortknockieColin Bourhill

Colin Bourhill, of Alexandria, visited Bow Fiddle Rock at Portknockie. Colin said: “The grey skies added to the drama of scrambling down to the beach at low tide to view the rock – well worth the effort.”

David Morrison Rainbow and the Waverley steam shipDavid Morrison

“The Waverley emerging from a low rainbow pulling into Dunoon pier,” said David Morrison, from Dunoon.

Lorna Donaldson Reflections on a mobile coffee caravanLorna Donaldson

Lorna Donaldson liked the distorted reflections on a “super shiny” coffee caravan at Stirling University.

Derek Mackie Tobermory pictured at nightDerek Mackie

Derek Mackie said of this evening shot: “Wonderful evening view of Tobermory on a recent swimming trip. Helped us forget the football result earlier that day.”

Douglas Monaghan  Larick BeaconDouglas Monaghan

Douglas Monaghan sent in this shot of the Tay’s Larick Beacon. Colin said: “Amazing to think people lived on this.”

Charlie McGinn Rocks at Bellochantuy BeachCharlie McGinn

Charlie McGinn, of Helensburgh, said of this image: “Strong winds blowing in off the Atlantic Ocean at Bellochantuy Beach. Some of the waves rolling in were massive. Beautiful to watch from the safety of the shore.”

Frances Eneide Collie dog Jock on Black HillFrances Eneide

Frances Eneide said: “This is Jock taking a breather on our walk up the Black Hill looking over Earlston.”

Brian Colston Glen CoeBrian Colston

Brian Colston, of Falkirk, said: “I like to visit Glen Coe to admire the scenery as the seasons change. The wet summer we’re having so far this year has certainly added some greenery to the always stunning landscape.”

Debbie Neilson Sailing boat at IonaDebbie Neilson

“Idyllic Iona with the traditional wooden ex-working sailing fishing boat the Birthe Marie,” said Debbie Neilson of her entry.

Janice Jack Anstruther on a rainy dayJanice Jack

Janice Jack captioned her picture: “Anstruther before the rain”.

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