Your pictures of Scotland: 17 - 24 August

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 17 and 24 August. Send your photos to or via Instagram at #bbcscotlandpics.

Strathspey steam train Image copyright Graham Peters
Image caption The Strathspey steam train on its return journey to Aviemore. Taken from the A95 roadside near Boat of Garten by Graham Peters from Houston, Renfrewshire.
Derelict Boat house at Loch of Blairs near Forres. Jim Macdonald, Maryburgh, Dingwall. Image copyright Jim Macdonald
Image caption A derelict boat house at Loch of Blairs, near Forres, caught the eye of Jim Macdonald from Maryburgh, Dingwall.
A wee field of sunflowers looking beautiful as the sun was going down in Kingskettle. Image copyright Lynn Wishart
Image caption Lynn Wishart from Windgates in Fife captured what she described as "a wee field of sunflowers looking beautiful as the sun was going down in Kingskettle".
Japanese garden at Cowden near Dollar. Image copyright George Brown
Image caption George Brown loved the Japanaese Garden at Cowden, near Dollar.
Calanais Standing Stones on the Isle of Lewis Image copyright Donald Roddy Macinnes
Image caption Donald Roddy Macinnes was on a trip round his native Western Isles with his partner when he grabbed a shot of the Calanais Standing Stones on the Isle of Lewis.
Sunset at Finechty Image copyright Ailidh Hay
Image caption Ailidh Hay perfectly captured the sunset at Findochty on the Moray coast
Keith Cowan: On holiday in Weem Perthshire. This Sparrow Hawk decided to take a dislike to its reflection in my car sun roof. Spent 2 hours attacking it!!! Image copyright Keith Cowan
Image caption Keith Cowan was on holiday in Weem, Perth and Kinross, when this sparrow hawk took a dislike to its reflection in his car's sunroof. Keith says the bird spent two hours attacking it.
Catch of the day, Eyemouth Harbour!!! Image copyright Chris Bell
Image caption Chris Bell described this picture taken in Eyemouth Harbour as "Catch of the Day".
Insect in garden in Lenzie Image copyright Stuart Kerr
Image caption Stuart Kerr says he is always amazed by the different types of insects in the garden at this time of year. "I don't live anywhere exotic - only Lenzie!"
Monday moo-ning on Mull Image copyright Neil Stoddart
Image caption Neil Stoddart was on the horns of a dilemma when deciding what to name this picture. He plumped for "Monday moo-ning on Mull".
Farr Bay Image copyright Paula Stenson
Image caption Paula Stenson, from Stamford, Lincolnshire, captured this cloud bank moving in over Farr Bay near Thurso while on a motorbike tour around Scotland.
Common Blue at Bo'ness Harbour. Image copyright Sandy Queenan
Image caption A common blue butterfly was spotted among the foliage at Bo'ness Harbour by Sandy Queenan
Fireworks over Edinburgh Castle taken from Calton Hill by Liam Yule of Auchterhouse Image copyright Liam Yuill
Image caption Fireworks over Edinburgh Castle, taken from Calton Hill by Liam Yule of Auchterhouse in Angus.
From Maurice O’Connell from Strathpeffer. Picture taken on a kayak trip around Oldany Island, Assynt. Image copyright Maurice O'Connell
Image caption Maurice O'Connell, from Strathpeffer, took a break during a kayaking trip around Oldany Island in Sutherland to capture the view.
inquisitive red squirrel in Perth Image copyright Roy mitchell
Image caption Roy Mitchell found "a very inquisitive" red squirrel in his garden in Perth.
A lucky gap in the trees offered this unusual view of the Forth Bridge during a cycle from Edinburgh to North Queensferry. Photo from the cycle path at South Queensferry looking north. Neil MacNeill, Edinburgh Image copyright Neil MacNeill
Image caption "A lucky gap in the trees" offered this unusual view of the Forth Bridge during Neil MacNeill's cycle from Edinburgh to North Queensferry.
Fisherman's tractor on the beach between East Haven to Arbroath. Mhairi Irving, Laurencekirk Image copyright Mhairi Irving
Image caption A fisherman's tractor awaits its owner's safe return on the beach between East Haven and Arbroath. Pictured by Mhairi Irving, from Laurencekirk.
Tranquil scene from Ardaneaskan, near Lochcarron Image copyright Simon Smith
Image caption Simon Smith was captivated by this tranquil scene, taken from Ardaneaskan, near Lochcarron.
The Kelpies (seeing double) Frank McCafferty from Falkirk Image copyright Frank McCafferty
Image caption Frank McCafferty, from Falkirk, found some time for reflection while visiting The Kelpies.
Sandndwood Bay Image copyright Ian Wheel
Image caption Ian Wheel, from Bearsden, wasn't too puffed out while completing the long-distance walk that is the Cape Wrath Trail to grab this shot of Sandwood Bay.
I took these pictures in Culbin forest and sands last week while I was on holiday in Forres (Morayshire) whit my husband and sister. Laura Macdella, Italy Image copyright Laura Macdella
Image caption Ewe can't see me! Laura Macdella spotted a sheep trying to blend into the background near Culbin Forest in Moray. Laura was on holiday from her home in Italy with her husband and sister when the sheep tried to pull the wool over her eyes.
As retro as it gets. This car was parked in Dean Village, Edinburgh. by Nathan Young from Bathgate Image copyright Nathan Young
Image caption "As retro as it gets", is how Nathan Young, from Bathgate, describes this scene. The vintage car was parked in Dean Village, Edinburgh.
Lovely view of Arran and Cumbrae from Castle Hill in Largs last Sunday. Well worth the climb. David Hamilton, Milngavie Image copyright David Hamilton
Image caption David Hamilton, from Milngavie, says it was "well worth the climb" to the top of Castle Hill in Largs to capture this lovely view of Arran and Cumbrae.
Caught these two Bees ploughing their way through a thistle In Image copyright Tam McLucas
Image caption Tow bees "ploughing their way through the same thistle", as seen by Tam McLucas in Glenshiel.

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