Your pictures of Scotland: 5 - 12 January

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 5 and 12 January. Send your photos to or via Instagram at #bbcscotlandpics

Cromarty Firth winter sunrise from Invergordon. Image copyright Gordon Bain
Image caption Gordon Bain was in Invergordon to snap this striking sunrise over the Cromarty Firth.
Sunrise hitting the broken ice. Image copyright Victoria Charlton
Image caption In Errol, Perth and Kinross, Victoria Charlton spotted the sun hitting the broken ice during her daily early morning run.
Rannoch Moor. Image copyright Helen Baird
Image caption The low sun over the vast expanse of Rannoch Moor was captured by Helen Baird, of Greenock.
Abandoned boat house at Loch Arklet in the Trossachs Image copyright John Pow
Image caption John Pow snapped this old boat house at Loch Arklet in the Trossachs on Sunday morning.
Kingfisher on the river Tweed in the Scottish Borders Image copyright Michael Murray
Image caption A kingfisher provides a shot of colour in this photo by Michael Murray, taken at the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders.
PleThe river Dee and the Cambus O May bridge. Image copyright Stephen McPake
Image caption Stephen McPake said the frozen River Dee was slowly creaking and straining its way downstream, beneath the Cambus O' May bridge on Monday.
Reindeer in the snow Image copyright Shona Renicks
Image caption Shona Renicks made the trip from Glasgow to Aviemore to meet some "very cheeky" members of the Cairngorm reindeer herd.
Walking Ben Cleuch and Ben Ever (Ochil Hills). Image copyright Gareth Heslop
Image caption Gareth Heslop braved sub-zero temperatures and deep snow to walk Ben Cleuch and Ben Ever in the Ochil Hills on Sunday morning.
Lucky to be working in North West Sutherland and driving in the now world famous North Coast 500 and getting to se sights like this. A stormy Loch Assynt in front of a snow covered Conival Image copyright Neil Mason
Image caption Neil Mason photographed a stormy-looking Loch Assynt, in front of a snow-covered Conival. "I'm lucky to be working in north west Sutherland... and getting to see sights like this," he said.
cygnet on ice on Forth and Clyde canal. Image copyright Gavin Kane
Image caption This cygnet was spotted on the ice of the Forth and Clyde canal near Allandale by Gavin Kane.
Stùc an Lochain, in Glen Lyon, on Sunday. Image copyright Derek Sime
Image caption Derek Sime enjoyed a beautiful day in the sunshine on Stùc an Lochain, in Glen Lyon, on Sunday, but he said it was "hard going in the deep snow".
Ice on Irvine beach, Ayrshire. Image copyright Kay Stevenson
Image caption "It was so cold on Irvine beach on Sunday that the sea and sand froze," says Kay Stevenson who took a weekend stroll with her husband, Robert, and dog, Tilly.
Glorious Sunset of the Hoy Hills today taken from Harray Loch, Orkney Image copyright Simon Kemp
Image caption This "glorious" sunset over the Hoy Hills was taken from Harray Loch, Orkney, by Simon Kemp.
Sunset in Oban Image copyright Janet MacLeod
Image caption Janet MacLeod was on her way home to Oban when she took this serene picture at dusk on Wedesday.
Ssunset photo of Milarrochy Bay in Loch Lomond. Image copyright William Murray
Image caption The sun finally broke through the clouds as it set on Milarrochy Bay, Loch Lomond, after an overcast day, said William Murray, of Kingussie.
Edinburgh Zoo Chinese Lanterns Festival Image copyright Jane Nimmo
Image caption Edinburgh Zoo's Chinese Lanterns Festival provides a number of striking images this week. This one was sent in by Jane Nimmo.
Light-up peacock at Chinese Lanterns Festival Image copyright Jill Franklin
Image caption Jill Franklin sent this picture of a colourful peacock at the zoo. "We had an amazing time... even though it was pouring with rain," she said.

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