Around Scotland in five pictures

A SELECTION of photos taken from across Scotland by our readers, including a red sky captured over the River Ness and a festive-looking Drumlanrig Castle

Exmoor ponies on Berwick Law in East Lothian. Picture: Derek Braid

Thu 26 Dec: Derek Braid sent in this photograph of Exmoor ponies on Berwick Law in East Lothian. Seven of the ponies were introduced to help control vegetation

Tue 24 Dec: Rosemary Haycox sent in this beautiful photograph of Taymouth Castle, which is situated just north-east of the village of Kenmore, Perth and Kinross

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Mon 23 Dec: With winter taking a firm grip, Keddie Law sent in this photograph of two goldfinches taking advantage of bird feeders in his garden

Sat 21 Dec: Jim Clare took this photograph of Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfriesshire just as the Christmas lights on the tree in front of it were being switched on

Fri 20 Dec: David Hewitson’s photograph shows the River Ness, with the Ness Castle on its banks, on a red morning that must have preceded a stormy day