Your pictures of Scotland: 5 - 12 April

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A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 5 March and 12 April. Send your photos to scotlandpictures@bbc.co.uk or via Instagram at #bbcscotlandpics.

image source, Bill McLean
image captionAn osprey heads back to its nest with its catch from Loch of Kinnordy. The photo was taken by Bill McLean from Peterhead.
image source, Brian Cuninghame
image captionThe Paps of Jura look sullen between the vibrant gorse and glowing sunset. This photo was taken at Kilberry by Brian Cuninghame, on holiday from Queenzieburn.
image source, Ross Wilson
image captionOscar and Roo took a holiday on Skye from their home in Ayrshire. Their owner Ross Wilson captured this image of them enjoying the bracing wind on the moors.
image source, Matthew Martin
image captionMatthew Martin took this picture during an early walk up Ben Donich in Argyll and Bute. The Cobbler, the Arrochar Alps and Ben Lomond are in the distance.
image source, Ross Mason
image captionRoss Mason took this photo at Sumburgh Head of a puffin returning for the summer. "We had to visit four times before we saw them but it was worth the wait," he said.
image source, Fiona Mackinnon
image captionThis photo of was taken on a day trip to Iona via Mull by Fiona Mackinnon, of Strachur.
image source, Cat McKenzie
image captionThis picture of Turnberry Lighthouse was taken by Cat McKenzie as the sun set on Wednesday. Ailsa Craig can be seen in the distance.
image source, Lorne Kidd
image captionThese two feeding kingfishers were photographed by Lorne Kidd by a river at Livingston, West Lothian.
image source, Roy Whittaker
image captionRoy Whittaker, from Larbert, said he couldn't resist taking this picture of Dundee's V&A Museum architecture reflecting off the water and framing the River Tay.
image source, Dawn Farrell
image captionDawn Farrell's dog Ty enjoyed a morning on Dalmore beach on the Isle of Lewis during a trip from Croftfoot in Glasgow.
image source, Stuart Allan
image captionA dramatic sunset over Loch Ailort taken by Stuart Allan from Roshven, looking out towards Eigg and Rum.
image source, Maureen Campbell
image captionMaureen Campbell from East Kilbride enjoyed this contrast between old and new in Glasgow.
image source, Kerri Duffy
image captionThere was wall-to-wall blue sky above the striking architecture on Elgin High Street, taken by Kerri Duffy from Forres.
image source, Neil Rapson
image captionNeil Rapson from Bonnyrigg took this photo of Dunbar Cement Plant in East Lothian from White Sands Beach.
image source, Marlies Mallon
image captionMarlies Mallon from Westknollendam in Holland was "stuck in traffic" near Applecross.
image source, Anas Raza
image captionAnas Raza sent us this photo from his fishing trip to Loch Humphrey in the Kilpatrick Hills. This image was taken at Greenside Reservoir. They "witnessed amazing surroundings", he said.
image source, Kwanravee Wangudom
image captionThis view of George Square was taken from a window of the University of Edinburgh library. Kwanravee Wangudom, who took the photo, said: "I showed it to a friend and he said 'Alfred Stieglitz could have taken this in NYC in 1900'."
image source, Danny Finnigan
image captionDaniel Finnigan from Blantyre took these photos just past at Seacliff Beach near North Berwick. "Some might say it wasn't a day for the beach but I feel like the grey skies added to the beauty of these photos," he said.
image source, Paul Bradley
image captionSix-year-old Aimee enjoyed flying her kite on Lossiemouth beach on a recent family holiday. Her father Paul Bradley took the photo.
image source, Christopher Tollan
image captionChristopher Tollan, of Wishaw, went to New Lanark because the weather was so good. He said he got this stunning capture of the historic site "in a way I've never seen before".
image source, Pamela Cruickshanks
image captionEnjoying another kind of good weather was Pamela Cruickshanks and her friends Debz and Alice. They climbed Meall a' Bhuachaille in the Cairngorms as part of an altitude training camp. "The snow was waist deep in places and the view was amazing," Pamela said.
image source, William Cameron
image captionBill Cameron ran up Ben Nevis before breakfast on 12 April. He took this photo of the remains of the old weather observatory on the summit, just in time for submission to this week's gallery.

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