Your pictures of Scotland: 19 - 26 July

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 19 to 26 July. Send your photos to

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Children fipping hair in the sea Image copyright Chris Reekie
Image caption Bel and Lilly cooling down in the sea off Elie beach in Fife. Picture taken by Chris Reekie.
Woman in the Cromarty Firth Image copyright Hannah Wall
Image caption Hannah Wall sent in this photo of an evening swim in the Cromarty Firth.
Photo of the sky taken from the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory Image copyright Danny Cameron
Image caption Danny Cameron, who took this photo, is a volunteer at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory on the northern edge of the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park near Dalmellington where he lives.
University of Stirling campus Image copyright Natalie Murray
Image caption Natalie Murray sent in this photo of the campus at the University of Stirling looking gorgeous without the students.
The "blind tunnel" Image copyright Mangela Coia
Image caption The "blind tunnel" is the road tunnel which carries Darnick Street under the Glasgow to Cumbernauld railway line. The blind tunnel is now controlled by traffic lights at either end but for years it was a case of a leap of faith. Mangela Coia took this photo.
Man looking at Staffa's columns Image copyright Thomas Andy Branson
Image caption Staffa's spectacular columns are made of a dark grey rock called basalt that formed from a lava flow 60 million years ago, says Thomas Andy Branson.
Skeleton scarecrow Image copyright Eoin Jenkins
Image caption This is one of the many entrants in the Ross of Mull Gala Scarecrow Competition. The picture was taken just outside Bunessan, isle of Mull, by Eoin Jenkins from Stirling.
Pony on summit of North Berwick Law looking towards the Bass Rock Image copyright Sylvia Beaumont
Image caption Sylvia Beaumont took this photo of an Exmoor pony on the summit of North Berwick Law admiring the scenery that includes the Bass Rock.
Auchingarrich wildlife park near Comrie, Perthshire Image copyright Fiona Smith
Image caption Fiona Smith took this at the Auchingarrich wildlife park near Comrie, Perthshire. She liked the contrast in clouds with the beautiful hills in the background.
Lighthouse Image copyright Ian Edwards
Image caption Ian Edwards took this photo whilst sailing from Craighouse on Jura to Tayvallich. A beautiful sunny day and a great sail.
Fields near St Monans church in the East Neuk of Fife Image copyright Jacki Mactaggart
Image caption Jacki Mactaggart took this on a beautiful sunny day walking through fields towards St Monans church in the East Neuk of Fife.
Lightning over Edinburgh Image copyright Kevin Klein
Image caption Kevin Klein captured lightning over Edinburgh on Wednesday morning at 03:27am. It's taken from Calton Hill. . "You can see Arthur's Seat and the rest of Holyrood Park on the left.," he said.
Kilt Rock waterfall on the Isle of Skye Image copyright Gosia Tyma McCallum
Image caption Gosia Tyma McCallum took this at Kilt Rock waterfall on the Isle of Skye, before catching the ferry from Uig to Lochmaddy.
People enjoying the sun in Edinburgh Image copyright Neil McRobie
Image caption Neil McRobie joined half of Edinburgh for lunch in the park during the heatwave.
The Queensferry Crossing Image copyright Brian Cairns
Image caption Brian Cairns took this photo of the Queensferry Crossing on a cycle from Linlithgow to Edinburgh via Winchburgh and Cramond.
Steak pies Image copyright Paul Thompson
Image caption Paul Thompson, from Manchester, bought 16 "rather excellent" steak pies from the Pathhead Bakery in Sanquhar, Dumfries and Galloway. He says: "We take in English-language students from all over the world and we make it a cultural experience too. Tonight our two Italian boys will be being educated and next week two Spanish girls will enjoy the same."
View of Stirling from the Wallace Monument Image copyright Russell MacSorley
Image caption Russell MacSorley took this picture overlooking Stirling on Saturday while enjoying a visit to the Wallace Monument.
Rhinos crossing road at Blair Drummond Safari Park Image copyright David McErlane
Image caption David McErlane had to stop for a rhino crossing at Blair Drummond Safari Park.
Doune the Rabbit Hole Festival on Saturday Image copyright Colin McCormack
Image caption Colin McCormack and his wife Alison, friends Nick and Frances (and Radio Scotland’s Vic Galloway) were blessed with fab weather at the Doune the Rabbit Hole Festival on Saturday.
Biking around the Torridon mountain biking circuit Image copyright Andrew Martin
Image caption A hot and sunny day on the bike around the famous Torridon mountain biking circuit. Picture taken by Andrew Martin from Inverness.
Loganair flight taking off from the runway on Barra beach Image copyright Paul Carroll
Image caption Paul Carroll from Glasgow took this photo while on holiday. It's the Loganair flight from Barra to Glasgow taking off from the runway on the beach.
View from seaplane over Loch Lomond Image copyright Martin Geddes
Image caption Martin Geddes took this picture from the seaplane over Loch Lomond. He says: "Fantastic view up the loch to Ben Lomond. Couldn’t have asked for better weather."
Massed pipe bands at Stonehaven Highland Games Image copyright Michael Stewart
Image caption Michael Stewart took this photo of the front row of pipers of the massed pipe bands at Stonehaven Highland Games on Sunday.
Man on jet ski Image copyright Bryan Wark
Image caption Bryan Wark captured this action shot off Largs.
A deer keeping cool and hydrated at Glencoe Image copyright Alli Mcmahon
Image caption Keeping cool and hydrated at Glencoe. This was taken by Alli Mcmahon.
Blackness Castle Image copyright David Wilkinson
Image caption David Wilkinson took this picture of Blackness Castle on the eastern fringe of the Falkirk area this week. It's known as "the ship that never sailed". It's easy to see why from this aerial view.
Greenbank Gardens sculpture Image copyright George S Brown
Image caption George S Brown visited Greenbank Gardens in the south side of Glasgow and came across this marvellous sculpture.

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