Your pictures of Scotland: 30 Sept - 7 Oct

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 30 September and 7 October. Send your photos to or our Instagram at #bbcscotlandpics.

Sunrise over Glasgow Image copyright Graham Peters
Image caption Sunrise over Glasgow taken from Houston, Renfrewshire, by Graham Peters
Dogs playing Image copyright Ewan Gordon
Image caption Oscar and Ellie enjoying the early October sun in Inverness. Photo by Ewan Gordon.
Mirror man with rainbow Image copyright Scott McElroy
Image caption Scott McElroy stopped off at St Fillans on Loch Earn to snap the Mirror Man at just the right time.
Butterdean Wood Image copyright Malcolm Parnell
Image caption Butterdean Wood in Gladsmuir near Edinburgh. Malcolm Parnell said: "Beautiful place for a walk at any time but the early autumn light can be magical."
Ruud Gullit in bunker Image copyright Paul Adams
Image caption Former football player and manager Ruud Gullit stuck in a bunker at Dunhill Links at St Andrews. Photo by Paul Adams
Child about to jump in puddle Image copyright Lydia Duncan
Image caption Hudson, aged 2 getting ready to splash in puddles on a sunny autumn walk. Taken by his mother Lydia Duncan
Someone sitting in front of sunset Image copyright Gordon Melrose
Image caption Gordon Melrose took this photo from the Eildon Hills, Melrose
Loopallu festival Image copyright Jonathan Duckworth
Image caption Jonathan Duckworth took this shot at the Loopallu Music festival
Swan taking off Image copyright Steve Buckland
Image caption Mute swan taking off at Letham Pools. Taken by Steve Buckland, from Cupar.
River Croe at sunset Image copyright Sandy Pattullo
Image caption Sandy and Miranda Pattullo were walking by the River Croe in Kintail when they came across this view.
Lairg pier at sunset Image copyright Roddy Grant
Image caption Lairg pier at sunset taken by Roddy Grant from Glasgow
Aerial view of Forth bridges Image copyright John Savory
Image caption After an aborted landing in high wind at Edinburgh Airport John Savory got this unexpected aerial view of the Forth bridges.
Squirrel Image copyright Thelma Weaver
Image caption Thelma Weaver said this squirrel looked up at her and almost seemed to smile before tucking into more peanuts in a Speyside garden.
Woman about to swim in misty loch Image copyright Steve Owens
Image caption Steve Owens snapped his wife Alison contemplating the chilly water before an early morning swim in Loch Ard.
Highland cows on Pentland Ridge Image copyright Tony Baker
Image caption Tony Baker came across these Highland cows while walking along the Pentland Ridge.
Urquhart Castle with rainbow Image copyright Stuart Phethean
Image caption Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness, with double rainbow. Taken by Stuart Phethean from Hampshire.
View from Blaven Image copyright Willie MacGillivray
Image caption Neil Kay and Willie MacGillivray were met with this sight when they descended from the South Ridge of Blaven, Isle Of Skye.
International space station Image copyright Colin Harkins
Image caption Colin Harkins managed to capture the International Space Station passing over Dalmarnock in Glasgow
Dog's nose sniffing caterpillar Image copyright George Inglis
Image caption George Inglis' inquisitive cockapoo Lottie checks out a caterpillar in Houston.
Lighthouse at Chanonry point Image copyright Blair Thomson
Image caption Lighthouse at Chanonry point. Taken by Blair Thomson while he was dolphin watching.
Swan chasing duck Image copyright Gordon Farquhar
Image caption Gordon Farquhar sent this picture of a swan chasing off a duck at Fyvie Castle lake.
Sunset over Edinburgh Image copyright Alan Pottinger
Image caption Edinburgh skyline at sunset taken by Alan Pottinger from Calton hill
Horses by loch Image copyright Michael Cole
Image caption Michael Cole, from Stenhousemuir, said this scene was a daily occurrence at the bottom of his holiday cabin, overlooking Loch duich.
Windmills in mist Image copyright Angus Bancroft
Image caption This photo of windmills rising above the mist in Biggar caught Angus Bancroft's eye.
Dog and hay bales Image copyright Carol Perry
Image caption Bo running past hay bales near Rosewell, Midlothian. Photo by Carol Perry.
Man on mountain Image copyright Oliver Collins
Image caption Oliver Collins from Aberdeen took this photo of his friend Lee walking on Liathach, in Torridon. He said: "Breathtaking views, and unbelievable weather for October."
Sunrise in Lochcarron Image copyright Stanley Jackson
Image caption Sunrise in Lochcarron, Wester Ross. Taken by Stanley Jackson.
Child's drawing of sunrise Image copyright Kathleen McCormick
Image caption Kathleen McCormick found her six-year-old drawing Monday's sunrise. "It's such a lovely sky mummy".
Milky Way Image copyright Derek Souter
Image caption This shot of the milky way was taken by Derek Souter from Cumbernauld.
Enchanted Forest Image copyright Paul Young
Image caption Paul Young, from Ayr, took this photo at the Enchanted Forest in Pitlochry.

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