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Your pictures of Scotland: 13 - 20 July

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 13 and 20 July. Send your photos to scotlandpictures@bbc.co.uk or via Instagram at #bbcscotlandpics.

Loch of Harray, Orkney Image copyright Graham Lyon
Image caption Graham Lyon was up before sunrise to take this picture of the Loch of Harray on Orkney on Saturday morning.
Puffin at Fowlsheugh near Stonehaven Image copyright Eric Niven
Image caption Eric Niven spotted this puffin on cliffs at Fowlsehuegh, near Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire on Monday morning.
Lossiemouth East beach Image copyright Tom McPherson
Image caption A panoramic view of Lossiemouth East beach on a glorious summer's day, taken by Tom McPherson from nearby Hopeman.
Calum eating a pork pie as he ran up Craigellachie Image copyright Struan Robertson
Image caption Five-year-old Calum was fuelled by pork pies as he ran up Craigellachie, Aviemore. His relieved dad, Struan Robertson, says it was Calum's first hill climb without anyone having to carry him.
Dogs in heather at Glencoe Image copyright Anna Murray
Image caption Anna Murray snapped this image of Shadow and Storm posing in the heather in Glencoe.
Emerald Damselfly at Argaty Red Kite Centre near Doune. Image copyright John Kerr
Image caption John Kerr believes this is an Emerald Damselfly, which he photographed at Argaty Red Kite Centre near Doune. "It's incredibly difficult to focus on these as they are very fast moving," he said.
Melrose Abbey Image copyright David Milne
Image caption This aerial shot of Melrose Abbey was taken by David Milnes, of nearby St Boswells, at the weekend.
Jacobite steam train on Glenfinnan Viaduct Image copyright Alex Grant
Image caption Alex Grant said crossing the Glenfinnan Viaduct on board the Jacobite steam train was a "magical experience".
Horse fly/ cleg Image copyright Brian Jobson
Image caption Brain Jobson said he took this terrific picture of a horse fly during a recent walk up Dumgoyne in the Campsie Fells. He said there has been a great increase in the creatures, which are also known as clegs, because of the recent hot weather. This is the female of the species - only they bite!
Elie in Fife Image copyright Marion McMurdo
Image caption Marion McMurdo took this shot from the rocky shore at Elie in Fife.
Mink in Aberdeenshire Image copyright Ewan Sinclair
Image caption A mink spotted in Aberdeenshire by Ewan Sinclair.
A skiff out of Cromarty heading up the firth. Image copyright Andrew Pennington
Image caption This rowing boat was seen heading up the firth from Cromarty by Andrew Pennington.
Trump protest outside Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh Image copyright Piers Mathias
Image caption There were protests across Scotland when US president Donald Trump visited at the weekend. Piers Mathias took this photo outside the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh on Saturday, ahead of a march which ended in the Meadows.
Fairy Glen - Uig, Skye Image copyright Anne Simpson
Image caption Skye's Fairy Glen looks spectacular in this picture, which was sent to us by Anne Simpson.
Throwing competition in the Alva Highland Games Image copyright Ian Stewart
Image caption In the midst of Highland Games season, Ian Stewart sent us this picture of one of the competitors in the 162nd Alva games.
Forth bridges Image copyright Iain Forrest
Image caption Iain Forrest snapped this remarkably atmospheric shot on his mobile as he travelled home to Rosyth from work in Edinburgh on Wednesday night.
Crannog Cottage, Barra. Just before sunset on Sunday night Image copyright Debbie Neilson
Image caption This idyllic picture of Crannog Cottage on the Isle of Barra was taken by Debbie Neilson, just before the sun set on Sunday night.
Twightlight. Lamlash Bay, Arran Image copyright Nick Duncan
Image caption Nick Duncan captured this picture of tranquillity at twilight in Lamlash Bay on the Isle of Arran.

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