Your pictures of Scotland 2 - 9 April

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A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 2 and 9 April.

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Image source, Gerry Doherty
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Half mast: "Spring half moon in the morning on the flag pole atop Dumbarton Castle", from Gerry Doherty.
Image source, Iain Wheeler
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Rays expectations: "Sunrise over Dumyat", says Iain Wheeler. "The sun's rays casting over the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders memorial".
Image source, Stuart Lilley
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Are you Friesian? No, a Highland cow: Stuart Lilley spotted this very chilly Scottish scene when the Easter snow arrived at Laggan, Newtonmore.
Image source, Carl Taylor
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Well-trained eye: "I captured the early morning sun as it hit the glass at Central Station which produced some amazing colours", says Carl Taylor. "Great way to brighten a journey to work".
Image source, Kevin Robertson
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Fog lights: "The top of the public park in Dunfermline on a foggy morning", says Kevin Robertson.
Image source, Rhiannon Elder
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Cherry picker: "I loved the way the sun was peeking through these cherry trees on Glasgow Green on my morning run", says Rhiannon Elder.
Image source, John Bannatyne
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Caledonian MacNeighyne? "My daughter Beth and her horse Jack walking on the shore at Ardminish, Gigha", says John Bannatyne. "An Easter Saturday stroll".
Image source, Alana Willox
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Harbour blaster: "Taken in Fraserburgh during the stormy weather this week", says Alana Willox.
Image source, Emilia Astill-Brown
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"A Highland spring": That's how Emilia Astill-Brown describes this scene in Strathpeffer.
Image source, Megan Kirkaldy
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As far as the eye can see: "Looking down into Glen Etive", says Megan Kirkaldy. "Views for miles and not a soul in sight (other than lots of deer!)".
Image source, Katie Watson
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On a roll: "My kids Taylan and Adilee enjoyed making their boiled eggs into sheep for Easter Sunday", says Katie Watson in Kilmarnock. "But they enjoyed hurling them doon the hill even more!"
Image source, Josephine Grant
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View finder: "I’m not a professional or anything, but I took a couple of photos from the top of Ben Lomond", says Josephine Grant. "Lovely morning for it!"
Image source, Sarah Clark
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First class decoration: "On Easter weekend we all woke up to this sight in Strathaven common green, fully decorated with goodies", says Sarah Clark. "Thank you everyone who did this".
Image source, Dennis Penny
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Bridging the gap: Dennis Penny spotted these workers at the Forth Bridge.
Image source, Paul Fraser
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A fine balancing act: "During the pandemic I have really tried to learn more about wildlife photography", says Paul Fraser. "This male Stonechat is at Flanders Moss".
Image source, Brian Colston
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Light and shade: "Out for my customary lockdown walk when I took this picture of the bright green Spring growth on the floor of the woods", says Brian Colston of Falkirk. "The sun shining through the trees created an atmospheric look".
Image source, Morag Waddell
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Head turner: The new sculpture on the Antonine Wall at Croy Hill, as seen by Morag Waddell.
Image source, John McQueeney
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A sticky situation: "Napoleon our resident squirrel is always raiding the bird feeders, which I had repaired with some duck tape", says John McQueeney. "The wee soul removed the tape but it got stuck to his head - it did not curtail his activities and fortunately he has managed to remove it".
Image source, Tony Whyte
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Oh nuts: Squirrels really were not having much luck this week, as spotted this time by Tony Whyte, in an Inverness forest.
Image source, Marian Coburn
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A brrr-red squirrel: And to complete the set, a cold one in Kinnoull, Perthshire. "This poor wee squirrel didn’t seem to be enjoying the freezing cold and snow showers today", reports from Marian Coburn. "So much for Spring!"
Image source, Aaren Chacko
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The prize of inflation: A walk in costumes by staff from the genetics department in Ninewells Hospital in Dundee raised money for the renal ward. "In rather glorious weather, we passed local landmarks such as the Tay rail bridge, HMS Discovery and the V&A Museum, as well as having great views of the silvery Tay", says Aaren Chacko.
Image source, Steven Brown
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The young ones: These "wee fellas" at Applecross are courtesy of Steven Brown.
Image source, Karen McCall
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Little and large: "A yacht taken from the Forth Road Bridge", says Karen McCall. "It was such a beautiful, still day and I just loved the contrasting colours of the bridge, the boat and the blue sky".
Image source, James McLeod
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What goes up must come down: "My granddaughter Jessica Williams heading down from having ascended Criffel for the first time", says James McLeod. "At just six years and one week old she’s delighted to have 'climbed a mountain'."
Image source, Ness McAllister
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Surprise, surprise: "I got a wildlife camera to see what was eating our broadbeans in the garden - it was a mouse", says Ness McAllister. "Then I moved the camera to a forest near Callander and this was the result. Lovely Easter surprise".
Image source, Julie Nelis
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Well camouflaged: "We could hear these tiny wild boar piglets squeak before we saw them with their mum on a walk in the Irvine Valley", says Julie Nelis.
Image source, Paul Adams
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High life: "A view of St Monans in Fife taken with my drone", says Paul Adams.
Image source, Ian Kerr
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Bear-faced peek: When Ian Kerr went down to the woods he certainly got a big surprise, as spotted in trees above Cambusbarron Quarry in Stirling.
Image source, Helen Gibson
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A swell time: "A wild day in St Abbs, Berwickshire", says Helen Gibson.
Image source, Ellie Kerr
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A pony for your thoughts: Ellie Kerr says Duncan the Shetland pony seemed to be enjoying the sunshine in Dunoon.
Image source, Jim Hughes
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Nifty shades of grey: "A shot of spoil heaps which I thought made a good composition", says Jim Hughes at Dalmahoy Hill, Edinburgh.
Image source, Gordon Hamilton
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Rumbled: Gordon Hamilton spotted a deer at Calais Muir Woods, but it seems he was spotted too.
Image source, Iain Wood
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A warm glow: "Sunset looking towards Arran and the Firth of Clyde", from Iain Wood.
Image source, Tom Kelly
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Angry bird: "Saw my first ever angry pigeon in Edinburgh over the Easter weekend", says Tom Kelly. "Looks like he’s quite high up the pecking order and doesn’t like his feathers being ruffled!"
Image source, John Dyer
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Sunset swan: A tranquil scene at Strathclyde Loch in Motherwell, thanks to John Dyer.
Image source, Claire Falconer
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Family reunion: Lussa and Gracie, sisters from the same litter, "reunited and so happy to see each other", says Claire Falconer in Irvine.
Image source, Peter Raw
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Perfect set: "This a photograph I took on the Ayrshire coast, it was absolutely perfect timing", says Peter Raw.
Image source, Melissa Smith
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Dark matter: Smailholm Tower in the Scottish Borders as seen by Melissa Smith. "The sky was the clearest we have seen it, with the Milky Way bursting with details!"
Image source, Moira MacKintosh
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Reflecting on the day: A quiet walk during the evening Sunset at Nairn beach, as seen by Moira MacKintosh.
Image source, Kathleen Milby
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Outstanding in its field: A superb shot to round off this week from Kathleen Milby of son Darren Cumming at work near Stranraer.

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