Your pictures of Scotland: 20 - 27 December

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 20 and 27 December. Send your photos to Please ensure you adhere to the BBC's rules regarding photographs which can be found here.

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Santa crossing a bridge Image copyright Tom Bielawski
Image caption Tom Bielawski took this picture of Santa on one of the bridges in Tarland, Aberdeenshire.
Falkirk town centre Image copyright David Wilkinson
Image caption David Wilkinson from Denny took this picture of Falkirk on Christmas Eve.
Spaniel out for a walk Image copyright Emma Wallace
Image caption Twelve-year-old Emma Wallace took this picture of the family dog during a walk in Kinross on Christmas Day.
Waxwings in Princes St Gardens Image copyright Adrian Plumb
Image caption These lovely Waxwings were photographed in Princes Street Gardens by Adrian Plumb. He said they come from Norway or Russia when winters are harsh.
up the hills of Aberfoyle and the Trossachs. Image copyright Ian Millar
Image caption It was a “Winter Wonderland” up the hills of Aberfoyle and the Trossachs when Ian Millar took this picture.
Holly bush Image copyright David Smith
Image caption This picture of a Holly bush was taken on Christmas Eve during a family walk in the village of Dundonald, Ayrshire, by David Smith.
Edinburgh's Christmas skyline from the top of Calton Hill Image copyright Alastair Ross
Image caption Edinburgh's Christmas skyline from the top of Calton Hill, pictured by Alastair Ross.
View from Ben Ledi Image copyright Bruce Hamilton
Image caption Bruce Hamilton, from Greenloaning, took this picture from Ben Ledi, showing a fog bow.
View from Dumyat, overlooking Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument Image copyright Ewan Gunn
Image caption Taken at noon on Christmas Day at the top of Dumyat, overlooking Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument. The picture was taken by Ewan Gunn by holding a phone camera to the eyepiece of a pair of binoculars.
Edinburgh Christmas Market taken from the Mound Image copyright Carol Macdonald
Image caption Edinburgh Christmas Market, photographed from the Mound by Carol Macdonald.
sunrise from the summit of Bynack More Image copyright Stuart McAleese
Image caption Stuart McAleese was up Bynack More in the Cairngorms. He took this photograph at sunrise.
Ross Fountain and Edinburgh Castle in the background Image copyright Ben Tait
Image caption Ben Tait stopped to take a photo of Ross Fountain and Edinburgh Castle on his way back from work.
Mist Image copyright Ian Munro
Image caption Ian Munro, from Dunfermline, said this was a "spectacular sight" to see when walking in the mist beside Nairn west beach with his mother and brother. "Never seen anything like it before", he added.
Dog at sunrise Image copyright Stephen Herd
Image caption Stephen Herd took this photo of Rory's morning walk in Anstruther, Fife.
Sunlight reflections on Loch Lomond Image copyright Murray Thomson
Image caption Loch Lomond taken from Conic Hill on Christmas Day. Murray Thomson said he and his partner Drew enjoyed this view while having a Christmas lunch of soup, sandwiches, tablet and mince pies.
Squirrel Image copyright Ian Galbraith
Image caption Ian Galbraith snapped this little fella at Kinnordy, near Kirriemuir, on Christmas day.
Trees in morning sun Image copyright Fiona Duff
Image caption Fiona Duff took this early morning scene from above Beauly.
Bass rock surrounded by sea fog Image copyright Walter Baxter
Image caption This stunning image of the Bass Rock from North Berwick Law as sea fog was clearing.was taken by Walter Baxter from Galashiels.
Santa in a helicopter Image copyright June Woodward
Image caption The annual Christmas Eve Santa flypast courtesy of the Shetland Coastguard. Taken by June Woodward.
Yachts on calm water Image copyright Michael O'Kane
Image caption This serene image of Craobh Haven, Argyle, on Christmas day was snapped by Michael O’Kane from Bridge of Earn.

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