Your pictures of Scotland: 28 December - 4 January

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 28 December - 4 January. Send your photos to or via Instagram at #bbcscotlandpics.

Tree silhouette in the Scottish Borders Image copyright Curtis Welsh
Image caption Curtish Welsh said this shot was taken "as the sun was about to rise over the Scottish Borders near Ancrum with some spectacular colours on 1 January 2019".
Little girl watching the Jacobite train passing over Glenfinnan viaduct Image copyright Mary Little
Image caption Mary Little captured this girl patiently waiting for the Jacobite train to pass over Glenfinnan viaduct.
Trees in Evanton Image copyright Alison Nixon
Image caption Alison Nixon snapped this eerie photo in Evanton, Easter Ross.
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St Mary's Loch, South of Scotland Image copyright Thomas Mushet
Image caption Thomas Mushet took this beautiful shot of St Mary's Loch on New Year's Day.
Dog looking at sunrise in Dumyat Image copyright Craig Wilson
Image caption Craig Wilson caught his viszler Ruby admiring the view on Dumyat, Bridge of Allan.
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Bird's eye view of Salisbury Crags of Dynamic Earth, the parliament and Easter Road stadium Image copyright Steven Lennie
Image caption Steven Lennie caught Edinburgh at night with this colourful bird's eye view.
Three sheep in Garth wind farm on the island of Yell Image copyright Warren Gain
Image caption "The friendly local sheep were more than happy to pose for the camera," said Warren Gain, who snapped the trio at Garth wind farm on the island of Yell.
Water of Leith Image copyright Craig Cockburn
Image caption Water of Leith was calm and reflective when Craig Cockburn visited this week.
Fireworks at Stewarton Bonnet Guild Torch Parade and Firework Display Image copyright Drew Burrett
Image caption Drew Burrett caught this spectacular firework at Stewarton Bonnet Guild Torch Parade and Firework Display.
Quad in the University of Glasgow main building Image copyright Ken Miller
Image caption Ken Miller from Langside sent in this great shot of the west quad inside the main building at the University of Glasgow.
Flying a kite on Gullane Beach, Edinburgh Image copyright Sarah Ridley
Image caption Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a kite! Sarah Ridley had fun on a blustery day on Gullane Beach, Edinburgh.
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Eilean Donan at sunrise Image copyright Annabel Illingworth
Image caption An atmospheric sunrise surrounding Eilean Donan Castle, taken by Annabel Illingworth.
Two cyclists at the top of the Burmah Road Image copyright Gus MacEwan
Image caption Dougal and Rory MacEwan emerge from the mist at the top of the Burmah Road, taken by Gus MacEwan.
Blonde coo in Harris Image copyright Dawn Farrell
Image caption Dawn Farrell met this blonde bombshell on her New Year's trip to Lewis and Harris.
Sky at night over Carrbridge Image copyright Alex Elliott
Image caption Alex Elliott submitted this picture of the starry night over Carrbridge.
Black labrador on Arthur's Seat Image copyright Ellie Stephen
Image caption Hattie the black labrador and her owner Ellie Stephen had a windy walk on Arthur's Seat to blow away the cobwebs on New Year's Day.
People's shadows on rocks in Portobello Image copyright Joanna Baird
Image caption Joanna Baird and friends were out for a New Year's Day walk on a bright but cold day when they noticed their shadows on the rocks.
Finn Currie (10) jumping Image copyright Vivien Emery
Image caption Vivien Emery's son Finn was jumping for joy at the top of Dumgoyne, Stirlingshire.
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Swans in Rouken Glen Park Image copyright Fiona McCreadie
Image caption Fiona McCreadie and her puppy attracted the attention of two swans in Rouken Glen Park this week.
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Coldingham Sands Looney Dook Image copyright Ali Grahamslaw
Image caption Ali Grahamslaw sent in this picture of the brave participants of the 2019 Coldingham Sands Looney Dook.
Stag in Glencoe Image copyright Jackie Mitchell
Image caption A stag with a wonky antler looking a little worse for wear in Glencoe, taken by Jackie Mitchell.
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