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Images of Scotland

Images of Scotland

Scotland in Pictures: The Munros

It is Sir Hugh Munro who we have to thank for inadvertently establishing the arduous weekend pastime of 'munro bagging'. In 1891 he published his 'Munro Tables', which identified all Scottish summits over 3,000 feet, and at the last count there were 283 of them. When the weather's fair, the views are spectacular, so we weren't surprised to receive so many great shots this week.

Images of Scotland: Firth of Forth

Scotsman photographer Phil Wilkinson took this picture of a water skier on the Firth of Forth off the shore of Elie beach.

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Scotland in Pictures: Sun, Sea and Sand

Every week we publish a gallery of your photos of Scotland, along a chosen theme...

Images of Scotland: Loch Lomond

Ian Whyte took this picture from the shores of Loch Lomond looking towards Rowardennan and Ben Lomond.

Images of Scotland: pictures from the Outer Hebrides

Sharon Weir from Edinburgh took these pictures while on a trip to the Outer Hebrides in April. The first is of a deserted Prince's Beach on Eriskay while the other two were taken at Lochboisdale in South Uist.

Images of Scotland: Eilean Donan Castle

After leaving the Isle of Skye on a recent trip to Scotland, Michel Albrigo took this photo of the famous Eilean Donan Castle at sunrise.

Five great Scottish engineering feats

Scotland has a long and proud history of engineering iconic structures that have stood the test of time and been replicated around the world. Here we look at five of the country's great engineering feats.

Images of Scotland: North Uist hills from Skye

Alastair Jackson took this photo of the sunset over the North Uist hills during an evening walk up to Waterstein Head on Skye.

Images of Scotland: Loch Ryan

Ranald Spicer took this photo from his house of the sunset over Loch Ryan, as the Stenna ferry arrived into Stranraer.

Images of Scotland: Blackdog beach

This arresting image of Blackdog beach – six miles north of Aberdeen – was taken by James Livingston after a heavy cloud burst.

Images of Scotland: Inverary

Stewart White took this photograph on Sunday from the Bell Tower (in the left hand side of the picture) at Inverary, shortly before the heavens opened.

Images of Scotland: Castle Stalker

Michele Albrigo captured this image of Castle Stalker at sunset during a recent trip to Scotland.

Images of Scotland: Sunset over Cullen Harbour

Fishermen at Cullen Harbour watch the sun going down over the headland in this photo by Ken Miller, with the Sutherland Hills visible in the background.

Images of Scotland: Loch Quoich

Simon Di Rollo took this picture on the slopes of Gleouraich looking west along Loch Quoich

Images of Scotland: Barra

Carolyn Smith took this picture from Oligarry, Barra looking towards South Uist.

Images of Scotland: The Firth of Lorn

Bill Clark took this photograph while leaving Seil Island in the Firth of Lorn, with the hills of Mull in the background.

Images of Scotland: Poppies near Dunfermline

Alan Hill took this photograph of a vibrantly coloured field at Pattiesmuir near Dunfermline, where the crop of rapeseed has been taken over by poppies.

Images of Scotland: Eigg

Ian Taylor took a picture of the beach at Camusdarach made famous by the film Local Hero. Sgurr of Eigg can be seen in the background.

Images of Scotland: Inchcolme Island

Dr Dennis Connolly took this picture of the 12 century Augustinian Abbey on Inchcolme Island in the Firth of Forth which is one of the best preserved monastic buildings in Scotland. The island is a wildlife haven and hosted coastal defences during two world wars with some constructions still remaining today.

Images of Scotland: Luskentyre beach

This photograph of Luskentyre on Harris, taken by Charlie Lees from Polmont, proves that Scotland has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

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