Your pictures of Scotland: 15 - 22 February

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 15 and 22 February. Send your photos to or via Instagram at #bbcscotlandpics.

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Loch Tay Image copyright Graham Thompson
Image caption A "serene" Loch Tay taken by Graham Thompson from East Kilbride.
Glen Etive Image copyright craig wilson
Image caption Craig Wilson, from Alloa, found an inquisitive friend while on a drive to Glen Etive and Glenfinnan.
St Andrews Image copyright Chris Reekie
Image caption With the sun rising over the West Sands in St Andrews, Chris Reekie says it almost felt as if spring was on its way.
Loch Sheil Image copyright Stevie Blair
Image caption Stevie Blair, from Scone, with his dog Walter seen here enjoying a dip in Loch Sheil, Glennfinan, on his first birthday.
Highlands sunrise Image copyright Jayne Dailly
Image caption Jayne Dailly, from Edinburgh, was taken by this "spectacular" sunrise on a trip to the Highlands.
chaffinch Image copyright Robert Blaikie
Image caption Robert Blaikie snapped this chaffinch in flight at the RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve.
Bass Rock Image copyright Harry Woodliff
Image caption Harry Woodliff spotted a beached boat down the Clyde in front of Dumbarton Rock.
Valentine's couple Image copyright Frances Trainer
Image caption Frances Trainer took this picture of her mother Ruth Ward getting a Valentine's Day visit at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary from her husband.
Eilean Donan Castle Image copyright Glenn Robert
Image caption Eilean Donan Castle, as witnessed by Glenn Robert.
Dragon's Teeth Image copyright Helen Bishop
Image caption Helen Bishop, from St Monans, grabbed this pic of Toby jumping the Dragon's Teeth (the old World War Two beach defences) at Tentsmuir nature reserve near Tayport in Fife.
Gairloch Image copyright David Griffiths
Image caption "Passing places - but where to?" thought David Griffiths at Gairloch.
Loch Ness valley Image copyright David Wain
Image caption David Wain was captivated by this view across a valley near Loch Ness, which he spotted while on holiday from Stockport.
Red Point Image copyright Dougie Law
Image caption Sheltie at Red Point, near Gairloch, taken by Dougie Law.
Islay ferry Image copyright Lynne McCulloch
Image caption Lynne McCulloch, from Stirling, says this was "a beautiful sunny but choppy sea day for the Islay ferry." The ferry was passing by Port Ellen lighthouse at Kilnaughton Bay.
Arthur's Seat Image copyright Frank Urban
Image caption Frank Urban, from Cumbernauld, was returning from a walk at Aberlady Nature Reserve when he saw this. "The setting sun taking a rest at Arthur's Seat," he said.
Fyrish monument Image copyright Genny Guy
Image caption Genny Guy, from Tarbert, said: "An uphill trek is rewarded with stunning views over the Cromarty Firth. Fyrish monument is stunning whatever the weather."
Ben Cruachan cows Image copyright Johanna Gericke
Image caption Johanna Gericke was being watched at Ballimore Farm in Argyll. She said: "Our cows followed us when we went for a walk, but they all stopped in their tracks when we turned around."
Auchindoun Castle Image copyright Alex Grant
Image caption Alex Grant, from Edinburgh, says Casper the Wee White Dug found it a tad windy at Auchindoun Castle.
Corpach ship wreck near Fort William Image copyright Donny
Image caption The Corpach ship wreck near Fort William, taken by Donny.
Turnberry lighthouse Image copyright Anders Brown
Image caption A golf ball's view of Turnberry lighthouse, as captured by Anders Brown.
Ladybirds Image copyright George Murray
Image caption George Murray, from Westhill, in Aberdeenshire, says: "I’ve never seen so many ladybirds at this time of year before, thanks to the Gulf Stream."
Peniel Heugh Image copyright Curtis Welsh
Image caption Curtis Welsh, from Melrose, captured this pre-dawn image of Peniel Heugh monument by Ancrum, along with Jedburgh and the surrounding hills.
Lossieouth Image copyright Tom McPherson
Image caption Tom McPherson, from Hopeman, witnessed the sun breaking through at Lossiemouth on the Moray coast.
Tornado farewell Image copyright Paul Turner
Image caption The farewell flypast by RAF Tornados passing over RAF Tain. Paul Turner said: "Sad to see them go, saw my first Tornado jet as a kid at the Leuchars Airshow in 1987."

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