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Your pictures of Scotland: 23 - 30 August

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image captionBrian Cairns of Coatbridge took this shot of the George Wyllie tree sculpture in Merry Street, Motherwell. If you want to let us know what you think of this week's pictures, go to http://www.facebook.com/bbcscotlandnews
image captionThis hoverfly stopped on a lily in Stuart Deans' garden in Livingston.
image caption"Yes, the water was absolutely freezing!", says Craig McGuffie who took a dip with his friends on the Isle of Gigha.
image captionDespite the crowds, Dave Tarvit, from Birnam, managed to keep his tripod still for long enough to take this photo of Edinburgh's High Street on the last day of The Fringe.
image captionA caterpillar curled up on a rock. This shot was taken in Glen Ogle by Graeme Conlan from Alva.
image captionErin had an "absolute blast" at Strathaven's Balloon Festival says her dad, Ian O'Friel
image captionHaar rolls in across Gullane beach. It got very moody, says Jim Andrew.
image captionMedhin Teferi, from Ethiopia, has enjoyed taking photos throughout his time as a student at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. He took this shot of the city's beach at night, looking towards the Sunset Boulevard amusement park.
image captionSearching for Arctic Cowries on a beach near Cullen, Moray. Photo by David Walker of Premnay, Aberdeenshire.
image captionEight-year-old Sula Keir-Crowther picking "the bountiful blaeberries of Strath Nethy" at the end of her three-day trek through the Cairngorms with her dad, Mark Keir.
image captionEddie Waltham, of Penilee in Glasgow, took this shot during his descent from Stob Coire nam Beith, in Glen Coe. He says it felt nice to be nearing the end of an eight hour climb.
image captionThese strange clouds were lit up by the setting sun looking east near Kingskettle, Howe of Fife. Photo by Nessie Kirkbride
image captionJames Ramsay and his friends were among thousands of participants who braved the Scottish Tough Mudder in Dalkeith - a 12.5 mile military-style obstacle course
image captionGordon Bennett, from East Kilbride, says the sunset was unspectacular in Glasgow when he took this picture, "but the dark blue works against the lights of the Glenlee."
image captionJudy Crerar took this picture of a liner approaching Oban through the mist.
image captionOlli Blair had enjoyed a beautiful morning on the beach with his friends from the Basque Country, who had missed the first ferry off Raasay. He took this Mediterranean-like shot during his two-mile cycle home.
image captionPeter Brunton captured his daughter, Rowan, in mid skip while in a field near Comrie in Perthshire.
image captionThis red squirrel enjoyed the peanuts from a feeder in a garden near Glamis, Angus. Taken by Seonaid McLeod, Upper Largo.
image captionCampbell Lindsay spotted this adder in Dervaig on the Isle of Mull.
image captionLee Kindness, from Portobello, took this "calm" sunset in Eastfield on the outskirts of Edinburgh

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