Your pictures of Scotland: 22 February - 1 March

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 15 and 22 February. Send your photos to or via Instagram at #bbcscotlandpics.

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Faw Kirk, Falkirk Image copyright David Wilkinson
Image caption David Wilkinson, from Denny, said it "felt like springtime was almost upon us in Falkirk this week". He took this picture at the Faw Kirk in the town centre.
Lake of Menteith Image copyright Colin Craig
Image caption The view over the Lake of Menteith. Photograph by Colin Craig.
Skylark Image copyright Sue Haggerwood
Image caption This Skylark was "singing beautifully" in Forvie, Aberdeenshire, according to Sue Haggerwood. She said it felt like spring was almost here.
Vibrant Edinburgh Image copyright Marcos Monteferrante
Image caption Marcos Monteferrante said he loved how this picture captured Edinburgh's vibrancy.
Dog on beach at Barnbougle Castle, South Queensferry. Image copyright Niall Fraser
Image caption Niall Fraser, from Giffnock, said his dog was "enjoying the puppy life on the beach" near Barnbougle Castle, South Queensferry.
rabbit in the gorse Image copyright Patrick Keith
Image caption A rather drowsy rabbit in the gorse, captured by Patrick Keith from Edinburgh. He said he took the picture on a family beach walk at St Cyrus, Aberdeenshire.
Peacock butterfly Image copyright Ian Wilson
Image caption Ian Wilson could not believe it when he spotted a Peacock butterfly in February in the garden.
Ayr Image copyright Dave McLaughlin
Image caption Dave McLaughlin enjoyed a sunny stroll in Ayr on Sunday morning.
ladybirds Image copyright Leigh Titterington
Image caption Leigh Titterington and her daughter Sophie, from Clackmannanshire, found lots of ladybirds on the way to school. She said they had never seen an orange one before.
Lochindorb at midnight Image copyright Steve Smirthwaite
Image caption This picture of Lochindorb at midnight was taken by Steve Smirthwaite from Nairn.
Squirrels Image copyright Jim G Murd
Image caption Jim Murdoch, from Knightswood, Glasgow, named his picture of two squirrels in his garden "Give Us A Cuddle".
Field of Crocus Image copyright Paul McMartin
Image caption Spring has sprung in Cardross, West Dunbartonshire. Paul McMartin took this picture of a field of Crocuses.
Rainbow over Ullapool Image copyright Jonathan Duckworth
Image caption A rainbow, seen from the Loch Seaforth on the way to Stornoway. Jonathan Duckworth said there is a pot of gold somewhere in Ullapool.
Dog out for a walk Image copyright James Williamson
Image caption James Williamson, from Bathgate, West Lothian, took this picture of his dog Isla on a sunrise walk.
Botanic Gardens in Glasgow Image copyright Colin McCormack
Image caption Colin McCormack said his visit to Glasgow's Botanic Gardens was blessed with some wonderful spring light.
Urquhart Bay Woods, Drumnadrochit Image copyright Lynne Angus
Image caption Lynne Angus took this picture in Urquhart Bay Woods, Drumnadrochit, of the wild garlic flowers being pollinated on the lovely spring-like day.
Cloch lighthouse near Gourock. Image copyright Helen Baird
Image caption Helen Baird, of Greenock, sent in this picture of the Cloch lighthouse near Gourock.
grey heron Image copyright Ziad Al-Ani
Image caption Ziad Al-Ani captured this beautiful picture at Kelvingrove Park of a grey heron.
Dunnottar castle at sunrise Image copyright Bob Wilson
Image caption Dunnottar Castle at sunrise, taken by Bob Wilson.
Shieldaig, Wester Ross Image copyright Sandy MacVarish
Image caption Sandy MacVarish, of Lochcarron, said he was in a reflective mood when he visited the area near Shieldaig, Wester Ross.
Snowdrop field at Mugdock Country Park Image copyright Estelle Henderson
Image caption A view of a snowdrop field taken at Mugdock Country Park, taken by Estelle Henderson from Milngavie.

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