9 magical pictures of Scotland during winter that will make you desperate for Christmas

The weather outside may not yet be frightful, but it doesn't take much to turn Scotland into a winter wonderland.

We’ve dipped into our picture archive to bring some of our favourite photos from winters past to get you in mood for Christmas.

Snow falls on the West End of Princes Street with St John's church and St Cuthbert's church in the foreground (and a Christmas tree to left of the entrance) and the frontage of the Caledonian Hotel to the right.

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A blizzard in Glasgow covers cars St Vincent Street
Edinburgh - The Mound - with the back view of the National Gallery of Scotland, a century after completion.
Bystanders gather around.Glasgow Central Station Christmas tree.
Christmas Eve crowd scene in Union Street Glasgow
Christmas Illuminations in Buchanan Street - Glasgow
Castle and Christmas Tree floodlit in Edinburgh.