Your pictures of Scotland: 27 April - 4 May

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Strathy Beach is where Alexandra Brown from Weydale, near Thurso, goes swimming during the summer. If you want to let us know what you think of this week's pictures, go to http://www.facebook.com/bbcscotlandnews
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The Green Man has been reborn and is hugging the May Queen at Edinburgh’s Beltane Fire Festival on Calton Hill. Kirsi Sutherland was among the spectators on 30 April.
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Not much chance of a good lunch for this oystercatcher. Photo by Jan Morse from Aviemore.
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Children were rolling tyres in Firbush, Loch Tay, when Geoff Sutton from Guidtown, Perthshire, stopped to take a photo.
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The class of 2012 celebrated the start of study leave which marks the end of their time at Lochaber High School. Headteacher Jim Sutherland said exams are held throughout May.
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Emergency shelter on the summit of Ben Nevis was covered in rime ice on Saturday when James A reached it.
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'Steam returns to the Forth Bridge' was Linda Murphy's caption for this photo. Linda, from Cumbernauld, found a spot on the Forth Road Bridge walkway to take her shot.
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Lewis reached the snowline while climbing Lochnagar. Chris Towers is reflected in his sunglasses.
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Clear skies during the day were followed by this sunset over Oban. Derek Blair was there as a Christmas present.
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The sight of this industrious window cleaner at her local superstore prompted Jeannie to say she feels guilty about grumbling when washing her own windows.
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A tug of war between two seagulls on top of a greenhouse. Noel Donaldson, from Wick, said the winner was on the left.
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Frazer Hogg, from Broxburn, was walking along Lower Breakish beach on the Isle of Skye when he saw these mussels attached to a discarded fizzy drinks bottle.
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Jenna McPhee, from Crieff, was on her way home from Edinburgh when she stopped to admire this row of balconies.
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An early morning run was disrupted when Mark Barlow stopped to take a photo of this 'unknown' flower.
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A windy day on St Cyrus beach created ideal conditions for Jack to fly his kite. Dad Martin Gallacher, from Laurencekirk, looked on.

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