Your pictures of Scotland: 17 - 24 May

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Kirkdale beach walk Image copyright Alfy Borland
Image caption Alfy Borland, from Livingston, was camping with his wife, daughter and son near Kirkdale in Dumfries and Galloway when they went exploring on the beach before dinner.
Loch Ard reflections Image copyright Victoria Anderson
Image caption Perfectly still: Reflections on the water taken during a walk round Loch Ard by Victoria Anderson.
Arthur's seat Image copyright George Currant
Image caption George Currant Alnwickhill, Liberton found a fantastic bright day to snap Arthur's Seat.
Brodie the handsome Border Collie Image copyright Clan Jenkson
Image caption Brodie the handsome Border Collie had great fun in the sun at Muiravonside Country Park, near Linlithgow. He loved this coloured powder blowing through his coat. Owner Melisa told us the pet-friendly, eco-friendly coloured powder is put in the dogs' coats before they run around and said it was a lot of fun.
Groom piped into wedding Image copyright Alisdair McDonald
Image caption This is Alisdair McDonald heading into Dunkeld Cathedral to get married. He said: "This is one brother-in-law piping me in, and the other is behind the camera."
Black swan Image copyright Bill Withers
Image caption Bill Withers, from Crosshouse, took this shot of this now-famous rare black swan at Saltcoats.
Sunlight on Beinn Loinne Image copyright David Spinks
Image caption On the way home from Skye, David Spinks was lucky to capture this image of the light bursting through the clouds at Beinn Loinne in the north-west Highlands.
Sunset on the Clyde Image copyright Gordon Stewart
Image caption Gordon Stewart took this image of the sunset on the Clyde with Arran in the background.
Happy piglet Image copyright Jay Blair
Image caption Happy as a pig... Sarah Stewart sent us this picture of her new family pet Keanu, enjoying some sunshine in Ochiltre, taken by Jay Blair.
Tree avenue at Glamis Image copyright James S Brown
Image caption The avenue of trees at Glamis Castle's driveway was snapped by James S Brown.
Yawning hare Image copyright Jacki Gordon
Image caption Jacki Gordon sat for seven hours watching this wild mountain hare on the moors near Inverness. But she said: "She was clearly bored with me!"
Ice-cream coloured buildings in Portree, Image copyright Joan Rocha
Image caption Joan Rocha enjoyed the ice-cream colours of the buildings in Portree, Isle of Skye on a road trip with her husband and friends.
Bluebells and sunlight Image copyright John McGuinness
Image caption John McGuinness, from Dunfermline, found these stunning colours while walking in Harran Hill Woods at Lochore Meadows Country Park in Fife. He loved the blend of bluebells, sunlight and dead leaves.
Squirrel with a missing tail Image copyright Jim Murdoch
Image caption What happened to your tail, little squirrel? Jim G Murdoch from Knightswood said the missing tail didn't seem to bother this little chap as he went about his business.
North Berwick Image copyright Lorraine Gordon
Image caption Lorraine Gordon took this close-up shot at North Berwick on a choppy day
That's all brother plane Image copyright Scotty Antico
Image caption Scotty Antonio, from Clydebank, discovered this gem at Prestwick Airport. The N47TB "That's all brother" Douglas DC3 led the main airborne invasion of Normandy on 6 June, 1944.
Soay lambs on St Kilda Image copyright Morven Ferguson
Image caption A very mischievous-looking gang of Soay lambs on St Kilda were having a good look at Morven Ferguson last week.
Flying Scotsman Image copyright Mark Smith
Image caption Railway child: Lots of you captured The Flying Scotsman in various locations last week, but we liked to wonder what Mark Smith's son Arran was thinking as the train passed on the Avon Viaduct in West Lothian.
Edinburgh trams from above Image copyright James Cocker
Image caption "I took this photo of two trams on Princes Street from the balcony of the New Club, while attending a party there on Saturday night," said James Cocker. "I quite liked seeing the iconic trams from a different angle."
Vitali, the Amur Tiger, Image copyright Dave phillips
Image caption Dave Phillips snapped this action shot of Vitali, the Amur Tiger, at Blair Drummond Safari Park.
Paps of Jura Image copyright Niall Barnett
Image caption During a recent Fife Sea Kayak trip to Tayvallich Niall Barnett stopped off at the Island of Danna for lunch, overlooking the Paps of Jura.
Highland cow and lamb Image copyright Suzanne Emptage
Image caption Suzanne Emptage, from Perth, loved this picture she took of unlikely pals a highland cow and a lamb at Gloagburn farm shop.
Rainbow ship Image copyright Margaret Winton
Image caption Margaret Winton, from Kinghorn, Fife, was watching a stunning rainbow over the Forth when a cruise ship, the Viking Sun, came into view.
Glencoe sunset Image copyright Ian Ashworth
Image caption Ian Ashworth managed to capture the magic of this Glencoe sunset.
Ladybird ready for take-off Image copyright Ewan Macnaughton
Image caption This ladybird was ready for lift-off just as Ewan Macnaughton was showing it to his son Hamish in Methven.
Water of Leith Image copyright Dave Stewart
Image caption Dave Stewart found a new location for an Antony Gormley statue on the Water of Leith in Edinburgh.
Blue Morpho butterfly Image copyright Dominique Cunningham
Image caption Dominique Cunningham, from Kirkcaldy, took this stunner of a Blue Morpho butterfly resting for a brief moment at St Andrews Botanic Gardens.

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