Your pictures of Scotland

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 17 and 24 March. Send your photos to or our Instagram at #bbcscotlandpics

A rainbow over a field of Highland cows in Applecross Image copyright Siobhan Gough
Image caption We've been inundated with photographs of rainbows this week. Here's the first, from Siobhan Gough, who snapped this striking picture during a visit to Applecross.
Mountain hare in the snowy Highlands. Image copyright Karen Miller
Image caption Talk to the hand! Karen Miller spotted this mountain hare grooming itself in deep snow in the Highlands.
Kayakers from Mid Argyll entering Dounie Bay, Sound of Jura. Image copyright Iona Barr
Image caption Iona Barr of Lochgilphead sent us this picture of a group of kayakers entering Dounie Bay, Sound of Jura.
There is a marvellous view on the Holy Isle from Whiting Bay Image copyright Natalia Anna Falenta
Image caption Natalia Anna Falenta took this picture of the view of Holy Isle from Whiting Bay. She said she would recommend a visit to the island due to its "unique beauty and character".
A waxwing feeding frenzy in Kirriemuir Image copyright Sharon Cipars
Image caption Sharon Cipars said this group of waxwings quickly stripped this bush clean of its berries during a feeding frenzy in Kirriemuir.
Rain-soaked stag Image copyright Myles Clegg
Image caption This stag struck a pose for Myles Clegg during "torrential rain" in Glen Etive.
The last operational flight of XV Squadron at a cold and at times wet RAF Lossiemouth Friday 17th March Image copyright Garry Burges
Image caption This was the last operational flight of XV Squadron at RAF Lossiemouth before the squadron disbands at the end of March. Picture by Gary Burgess, of Elgin.
Rainbow over Ayr Image copyright Graham Hepburn
Image caption Another rainbow - this time taken in Ayr by Graham Hepburn of Stewarton.
Edinburgh Castle from Princes Street Gardens Image copyright Alan Pottinger
Image caption Tuesday was a day of all seasons in Edinburgh, said Alan Pottinger. But he managed to snap Edinburgh Castle in the sunshine.
Puppy, Ellie, and hundreds of seals at Newburgh, Aberdeenshire Image copyright Lynsey and Lorcan
Image caption Lynsey sent in this photograph of her cute puppy, Ellie, at Newburgh in Aberdeenshire. But look at all the seals in the background!
Falls of the Clyde,New Lanark Image copyright Philip Mcginty
Image caption The Falls of Clyde at New Lanark were in all their glory on Thursday afternoon, said Philip McGinty.
South Queensferry Image copyright Frank Wielbo
Image caption Frank Wielbo took this picture of a row of colourful homes in South Queensferry last Sunday.
Yellowhammer on a feeder Image copyright Eric Niven
Image caption Eric Niven, of Dundee, spotted this Yellowhammer at Loch of the Lowes near Dunkeld. "It's quite unusual to see one at a feeder but this one is getting the hang of it," he said.
HIghland cattle at Loch Lomond Image copyright Alexandra Glazyrina
Image caption These Highland cattle were spotted by Alexandra Glazyrina in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs national park.
Kintail Image copyright Alison Maillardet-O'Neill
Image caption Alison Maillardet-O'Neill, of East Calder, snapped this stunning picture of Kintail.
Two swans in flight Image copyright Michael Kent
Image caption These two swans in flight were photographed along the shore of Ardrossan by Michael Kent, of Kilwinning in Ayrshire.
Inverary Castle Image copyright Janet MacLeod
Image caption With snow in the background and daffodils in the foreground, Inveraray Castle looks handsome in the spring sunshine. Photo by Janet MacLeod, of Oban.
"Mind yer heid" sign at Knockando Mill. Image copyright Mags Morrison
Image caption Wise advice at Knockando Mill in Speyside. This picture was taken by Mags Morrison, of Largue in Aberdeenshire.
f Karan Hodgson (left) and Emma Sinclair (right) just before they took the plunge into Loch Morlich. Image copyright Alice Goodridge
Image caption Brrr! Alice Goodridge, of Newtonmore, and three of her friends braved heavy rain and sleet during a swim in Loch Morlich after work last Friday. "It was very cold but, as always, we all felt much better afterwards," she said.
Northern Lights over Loch Lomond Image copyright Andrew Morty
Image caption Andrew Morty, of Glasgow, stood in the "freezing cold" for three hours to get this picture of the Northern Lights over Loch Lomond. "It was the most magical display," he said.

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