Your pictures of Scotland: 24 - 31 August

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 24 and 31 August. Send your photos to or via Instagram at #bbcscotlandpics.

Highland cow Image copyright Craig MacWilliam
Image caption This fellow kindly stepped out of the way to allow the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth cycling group to make their way around the Applecross Peninsula in Wester Ross.
Cruden Bay Image copyright Andrew Kindness
Image caption Andrew Kindness and his girlfriend were in Aberdeen enjoying a break when she took this picture during a walk at Cruden Bay. The couple, from Dunblane, said it was the perfect way to relax after completing a half marathon.
Copper Butterfly Image copyright Eric Niven
Image caption This Small Copper butterfly was pictured by Eric Niven from Dundee, near to the cliffs at Fowlsheugh nature reserve in Aberdeenshire.
Portobello Image copyright Niamh Britton
Image caption Niamh Britton was trying out her underwater camera while swimming in the sea at Portobello with her wild swimming group, The Wild Ones, when she took this shot.
mural of miner in the grounds of the miners memorial garden Ballingry, Fife. Image copyright Eddie McMaihin
Image caption A colourful mural of a miner caught the eye of Eddie MaMaihin from Crosshill during a visit to the miners memorial garden at Ballingry in Fife.
squirrel Image copyright Roy Mitchell
Image caption This red squirrel was spotted trying to stock up for the winter by Roy Mitchell from Perth.
Romannobridge Image copyright John Cannon
Image caption John Cannon from Lanark was on a country walk with friends when they came upon this scene featuring Romannobridge and the remote Fingland Bothy in the Scottish Borders
Helensburgh Image copyright Mark Harris
Image caption The local photo club in Helensburgh challenged its members to create a postcard of the town. This impressive entry was taken by Mark Harris.
John Deere tractor in field of oats Image copyright Jennifer Petrie
Image caption A John Deere tractor with its trailer follows the combine harvester that is cutting through this field of oats in the Scottish Borders. Picture by Jennifer Petrie.
Culross Image copyright Marion Samuel
Image caption Marion Samuel from Blackwood was inspired to take this picture while enjoying a sunny afternoon wandering around the colourful houses at Culross.
Cowden Castle Image copyright Rosemary McLaren
Image caption The Japanese Garden at Dollar in Clackmannanshire was pictured in all its glory by Rosemary McLaren, from Stirling, during a walk in the sun with her mother at Cowden Castle.
nigg Image copyright Frances Trainer
Image caption This impressive shot was captured during a morning walk along Nigg Bay in Aberdeen by Frances Trainer.
Liathach Image copyright Tom Litterick
Image caption It was a stunning day to be on the hills, according to Tom Litterick, who captured this shot from the ridge near the westerly munro on Liathach in Torridon, Wester Ross
Blackness tour group Image copyright Marianne Denning
Image caption This tour group, who were apparently having a ball with "Andy the Highlander" at Blackness Castle on the Firth of Forth, gladly posed for Marianne Denning.
Arran Image copyright Daniel Mathieson
Image caption Daniel Mathieson came upon this view after reaching the top of Arran Corbett, Cir Mhor. The view looks east along Glen Sannox and across the Firth of Clyde to the Isle of Bute and The Cumbraes.
Peacock butterfly Image copyright Jennifer Symington
Image caption This feasting Peacock butterfly was pictured on a summer evening in Brora, Sutherland, by Jennifer Symington.
Meadow Image copyright Maureen Murphy
Image caption Maureen Murphy enjoyed the flowers during a stroll through Dumfries Estate in Cumnock, East Ayrshire.
Iona Image copyright Alex Grant
Image caption This idyllic scene was photographed by Alex Grant from Edinburgh during a trip to the beach in Iona in the inner Hebrides.
Edinburgh Castle Image copyright Fiona Hanson
Image caption The sky may have been grey, but Fiona Hanson sees the beauty in Edinburgh Castle towering over the Ross Fountain in Princes Street Gardens in the capital.
Sheep on Arran Image copyright Stuart Harper
Image caption There was a long line of traffic trailing these sheep, says Stuart Harper from Elderslie, who was enjoying a coffee during his holiday to Arran when he snapped this image.

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