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Your pictures of Scotland: 12 - 19 July

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 12 to 19 July. Send your photos to scotlandpictures@bbc.co.uk.

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Tuesday night’s partial lunar eclipse. Image copyright Dave Davidson
Image caption Tuesday night’s partial lunar eclipse. Taken by David Davidson, from Inverness, one of Highlands Astronomical Society’s most active and experienced astrophotographers.
Kyra Tweddle's son wondered who would win in a fight between the Kelpies and his dinosaurs so they put it to the test. Image copyright Kyra Tweddle
Image caption Kyra Tweddle's son wondered who would win in a fight between the Kelpies and his dinosaurs so they put it to the test. She says: "It was closely fought but I suspect the Kelpies emerged victorious on a points count."
The stunning Jacobite steam train on its journey to Mallai Image copyright Iona Louise
Image caption The stunning Jacobite steam train on its journey to Mallaig. Taken by Iona Louise from Fort William
The photo was taken inside Smoo Cave on Sunday late afternoon, when the last boat of tourists of the day was still exploring the cave." Image copyright Federica Giordani
Image caption Federica Giordani from Glasgow went to visit a friend in Durness in Sutherland. She says: "The photo was taken inside Smoo Cave on Sunday late afternoon, when the last boat of tourists of the day was still exploring the cave."
Bob Berry visited the Quiraing on Skye and found an amazing inversion. Image copyright Bob Berry
Image caption Bob Berry visited the Quiraing on Skye and found an amazing inversion. "Looking over and under the clouds to the summit at the Storr, past these weird pinnacles, made the effort of climbing up into the Quiraing well worth it," he said.
Jeff Hattie has just returned from an "awesome" couple of weeks on Lewis, Harris and The Uists. Image copyright Jeff Hattie
Image caption Jeff Hattie has just returned from an "awesome" couple of weeks on Lewis, Harris and The Uists. "I took this snap on the west beach of Berneray, Harris," he says. "There were sheepdog trials on and I think this collie was having a wee cool down."
the Nevis mountain gondola - looking across to Loch Linnhe and Loch Eil Image copyright Pete Watt
Image caption Pete Watt took a trip up the Nevis mountain gondola - looking across to Loch Linnhe and Loch Eil
Kay McMeekin says a blink of evening sun highlights the petals at Loudoun Hill. Image copyright Kay McMeekin
Image caption Kay McMeekin says a blink of evening sun highlights the petals at Loudoun Hill in East Ayrshire
Richard Cook loved the stillness of the water in Ullapool Image copyright Richard Cook
Image caption Richard Cook loved the stillness of the water and the beauty of Ullapool
Highland cows cooling off on the Island of Kerrera. Image copyright Norman Hamilton
Image caption Norman Hamilton saw these Highland cows cooling off on the island of Kerrera.
Jane Hinshalwood took this picture of a colourful balloon that appeared right over her mum’s house in Strathaven on Sunday Image copyright Jane Hinshalwood
Image caption Jane Hinshalwood took this picture of a colourful balloon that appeared right over her mum’s house in Strathaven on Sunday
Mark Sutherland was hiking in An Teallach on Sunday. Image copyright Mark Sutherland
Image caption Mark Sutherland was hiking in An Teallach on Sunday.
Ian Marshall took this photo on a lovely summer afternoon near Craigrothie in Fife. He says: "It is such a delightful contrast with the otherwise very green surrounding fields." Image copyright Ian Marshall
Image caption Ian Marshall took this photo on a lovely summer afternoon near Craigrothie in Fife. He says: "It is such a delightful contrast with the otherwise very green surrounding fields."
He was looking out from Girvan in Ayrshire to Ailsa Craig Image copyright Martin Dornan
Image caption Martin Dornan says he loved the guy just sitting contemplating life. He was looking out from Girvan in Ayrshire to Ailsa Craig
Bill Lindsay offered to take photos for this young couple from Texas on St Andrews West beach. Image copyright Bill Lindsay
Image caption "She said 'yes'!". Bill Lindsay offered to take photos for this young couple from Texas on St Andrews West beach. Bill says: "After six or so photos he asked if I would take one more. He then got down on one one knee and proposed." This is 30 seconds later.
Lucy Manson looking down Cramond Causeway over to Cramond Island Image copyright Lucy Manson
Image caption Lucy Manson looking down Cramond Causeway over to Cramond Island
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Kirsty Watson was exploring the paths around the island in the Lake of Menteith Image copyright Kirsty Watson
Image caption Kirsty Watson was exploring the paths around the island in the Lake of Menteith when she spotted this.
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Mike Robinson took this photo during a wild swim at Clunie Loch with son Euan, who is seen here jumping in at sunset. Image copyright Mike Robinson
Image caption Mike Robinson took this photo during a wild swim at Clunie Loch with son Euan, who is seen here jumping in at sunset.
Morris Macleod spotted these six stags on the top of the ridge overlooking Newmarket on Lewis. A fine clear view with the Minch and the mainland hills in the far distance. Image copyright Morris Macleod
Image caption Morris Macleod spotted these six stags on the top of the ridge overlooking Newmarket on Lewis. A fine clear view with the Minch and the mainland hills in the far distance.
Kirsty Milne sent this photo of her chocolate lab Ceilidh enjoying an early morning paddle at Castle Tioram. Image copyright Kirsty Milne
Image caption Kirsty Milne sent this photo of her chocolate lab Ceilidh enjoying an early morning paddle at Castle Tioram in the west Highlands
Ian Stewart sent this photo from the Highland Games in Alva, Clackmannanshire Image copyright Ian Stewart
Image caption Ian Stewart sent this photo from the Highland Games in Alva, Clackmannanshire
Fast descent to Brodick. Andy Gray sent in this photo of the famous String Road on the isle of Arran. Image copyright Andy Gray
Image caption Fast descent to Brodick. Andy Gray sent in this photo of the famous String Road on the isle of Arran.
Sloy Power station, Inveruglas, as seen from Inversnaid hotel by Dave Phillips Image copyright Dave Phillips
Image caption Sloy Power station, Inveruglas, as seen from Inversnaid hotel by Dave Phillips
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