Around Scotland in five pictures

A SELECTION of photographs taken from across the country by our readers, including a gathering of puffins near North Berwick and a spectacular shot from Scott’s View in the Borders

Puffins on Fidra island, near North Berwick. Picture: Alan Hunter

Kim Bennett’s photograph shows a man walking his dog early in the morning on the silky-looking East Sands in St Andrews

Alan Hunter photographed these puffins on Fidra island, near North Berwick – a sure and welcome sign of spring

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The MV Hebrides ferry approaches Skye from Harris and the sheep enjoy some spring sunshine, as photographed by Brian Sutherland from Glasgow

Alistair Wilson waited one-and-a-half hours for a break in the weather to get this shot from Scott’s View in the Borders of the Eildon Hills poking through the mist

This blue tit has been working from dawn to dusk gathering rope for his nest in Ian Campbell’s back garden in Peebles