Colourful Northern Lights display spotted over Scotland

Photographers across Scotland took advantage of last night's clear skies by enjoying a glimpse of the Northern Lights.

Amazing northern lights display over the Sea Stacks at Noss Head, Caithness,
Amazing northern lights display over the Sea Stacks at Noss Head, Caithness,

Last night’s Aurora Borealis was visable over large parts of northern and central Scotland.

Aurora Watch UK issued a red alert for geomagnetic activity as people looked skyward for a view of the colourful display.

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Spectacular Northern Lights display stretches down Scottish coast

The Northern Lights can strike at any time but are more likely to be seen on clear nights in the autumn and winter.

Last night’s display was spotted in Caithness and as far south as Kinross.

Amazing northern lights display over the Sea Stacks at Noss Head, Caithness,
Northern Lights seen over Loch Leven in Kinross
Amazing northern lights display over Sinclair & Girnigoe Castle in Caithness, Scotland
Amazing northern lights display over the Sea Stacks at Noss Head, Caithness,
Northern Lights seen over Loch Leven in Kinross
Amazing northern lights display over Sinclair & Girnigoe Castle in Caithness, Scotland