Highlands & Islands

Cloudy with a chance of meteorological wonders

Readers of the BBC News Scotland website have sent in images of spectacular cloud formations and sunsets.

The images were taken on Wednesday in the Highlands, Fife and West Lothian.

Image copyright donald watson

Clouds photographed from Holm Mains in Inverness.

Image copyright Stanley jackson

Stanley Jackson said he captured reticular clouds over Lochcarron.

Image copyright Andrew McCubbin

Clouds above Kinglassie in Fife.

Image copyright Joanne Baird

A picture taken from Portobello by Joanne Baird.

Image copyright Davy Gardiner

Davy Gardiner took a series of images of the unusual sky over the Black Isle.

Image copyright Davy Gardiner

The clouds in Mr Gardiner's photographs resembled UFOs.

Image copyright Jason Campbell

The sky above Inverness.

Image copyright Steven Williams

Steven Williams captured another weather feature over Ardkinglas in Argyll on Wednesday night. He said what looks like an upside down rainbow is an circumzenithal arc caused by the refraction of sunlight through horizontally-oriented ice crystals.