Your pictures of Scotland: 29 December - 5 January

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 29 December and 5 January. Send your photos to or via Instagram at #bbcscotlandpics

Balintore harbour wall Image copyright Rob Southam
Image caption These storm waves were rolling in and crashing against Balintore harbour wall, captured by Rob Southam.
sunset on Loch Linnhe Image copyright Martin Culbertson
Image caption Martin Culbertson snapped this sunset on Loch Linnhe and Fort William, taken from Caol Beach.
Deer at Rannock Moor Image copyright Alex McCrindle
Image caption Alex Mccrindle, 22 from Dundee visited Rannoch Moor in search of deer and was not disappointed with this beautiful shot.
Frosty river kelvin Image copyright Charlotte Bryant
Image caption Charlotte Bryant took this photo on a frosty morning, walking by the River Kelvin, looking towards Kelvingrove Museum.
Prestwick Airport Image copyright Robert Gilmour
Image caption Engineers at Prestwick Airport were rewarded for working early on New Year's Day with this stunning sunrise, taken by Robert Gilmour.
ice puddle in edinburgh Image copyright Craig Angus
Image caption This is what happens when a big puddle meets fast drivers and cold temperatures - caught by Craig Angus in Edinburgh.
Hogganfield Loch Image copyright William Bark
Image caption A morning walk around Hogganfield Loch for William Bark conjured up this winter wonderland.
Kitty Afra in the snow Image copyright Rebecca Chaudhuri
Image caption 'My kitty Afra turned her sights on me, after our resident robin grew bored of tormenting her!' Rebecca Chaudhuri caught this piercing stare.
Oban fireworks Image copyright Nick Edgington
Image caption Happy New Year from the little bay. Oban fireworks caught by Nick Edgington as the ships' horns sounded.
Fireworks shot on Hogmanay Image copyright Alan Buchan
Image caption Another stunning fireworks shot on Hogmanay, this time in Edinburgh, taken by Alan Buchan.
View over Aberdeen harbour Image copyright Megan Mackie
Image caption The view over Aberdeen harbour and the city from Torry Battery is how Magan Mackie brought in Hogmanay.
Tay bridge sunrise Image copyright Gavin Steel
Image caption Gavin Steel took this picture of the sun rising over the Tay Railway Bridge as he headed off to the airport, saying it was a great way to remember his visit home to Scotland. 
rainbow over Bridge of Allan Image copyright Mike Dow
Image caption Mike Dow caught his first rainbow of the year over Bridge of Allan, taken from the Birds and Bees Restaurant in Causewayhead.
Fogbow on Mount Keen Image copyright Colin Fridge
Image caption Colin Fridge found a different kind of bow, a fogbow on New Year's Day on Mount Keen near Ballater. His friend Hayley and her dog Buddy are pictured.
snowman in Gourock Image copyright Kevin Pringle
Image caption Lots of snowmen were in our inbox this week - Kevin Pringle caught this frosty friend with a view in Gourock.
Snowmen on Barloch Moor, Milngavie Image copyright Andrew Lawson
Image caption Andrew Lawson and his family making snowmen on Barloch Moor, Milngavie.
Cat eats bushed in St Boswells Image copyright Alex McSorley
Image caption 'I went out to take photos at the St Boswells New Years day cricket match but I heard a rustling in the bushes behind me. I turned round and saw this cat eating at the bushes' - caught by Alex McSorley.
Bird in the snow Image copyright Allan Donaldson
Image caption Allan Donaldson caught this little bird in the snow.
Corryvreckan Whirlpool Image copyright Margot Campbell
Image caption Margot Campbell captured this atmospheric shot of the Paps of Jura and the Corryvreckan Whirlpool.
Fire & Light event at the Helix/Kelpies Image copyright Dylan Kirkpatrick
Image caption The Fire & Light event at the Helix/Kelpies in Falkirk lit up the whole area with colour. Taken by Dylan Kirkpatrick.
Siberian cat Milo's first snow Image copyright Heather Clark
Image caption Milo, the Siberian cat enjoys his first snow in Paisley.
Boy and granddad watch dad surfing at St Andrews Image copyright Mary Thomson
Image caption Jack Thomson with his granddad watching his dad surfing at St Andrews.
woodlands in Kilsyth Image copyright Rob Kay
Image caption Rob Kay found this spooky scene in Kilsyth: 'When everything falls into place, light snow, mist burning off, the winter sunlight falling in exactly the right place, the woodlands may have some extra and magical secrets to reveal to the observer,' he said.

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