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Your pictures of Scotland: 16 - 23 August

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 16 and 23 August. Send your photos to scotlandpictures@bbc.co.uk.

Edinburgh street performers Image copyright Marcos Monteferrante
Image caption Twelve years after arriving in Scotland from Venezuela, Marcos Monteferrante finally made it to Edinburgh during the festivals. He was very impressed.
Vatersay Beach Image copyright Gordon Stewart
Image caption Gordon Stewart took this picture of Vatersay Beach in the Outer Hebrides after a storm had passed.
rainbow from Terregles Image copyright Hazel Adair
Image caption Hazel Adair snapped this rainbow from Terregles, near Dumfries, when she was out for a walk.
burn running into the beach at Gott Bay on Tiree Image copyright George Carson
Image caption This photo of a burn running into the beach at Gott Bay on Tiree was taken by George Carson while on holiday there. His wife loves the colours of the burn against the white sands.
Jacobite Steam train heading over the Glenfinnan Viaduct Image copyright Graham McCarthy
Image caption The Jacobite Steam train heading over the Glenfinnan Viaduct, pictured by Graham McCarthy.
Building at Culloden Battlefield Image copyright Frances Cassidy
Image caption This picture was taken in the evening sun at Culloden Battlefield by Frances Cassidy of Inverness.
Sunset over the 18th green of Old Course, St Andrews Image copyright Janna Abraham
Image caption Sunset over the 18th green of the Old Course in St Andrews. Captured by Janna Abraham from California during a holiday to Scotland.
Sea eagle Image copyright Louise Stenhouse
Image caption This sea eagle was pictured by Louise Stenhouse, from Cupar. Look closely - you can see it clutching a fish it had caught off Mull.
Dog on hay Image copyright Iona Blackhall
Image caption Iona Blackhall sent in this picture and captioned it "harvesting season".
Maybole beach Image copyright Rogério Dos Santos
Image caption This picture was taken at Maybole beach by Rogério Dos Santos. It shows his friends out enjoying the sea.
piper having break Image copyright Conor Maguire
Image caption Conor Maguire caught this piper having break beside St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh.
Tobermory lighthouse Image copyright Violet Michel
Image caption This picture of Tobermory lighthouse was taken by Violet Michel, who was there on holiday from Ayr.
sunset on Gruniard Bay in Wester Ross Image copyright Jane Sayliss
Image caption A beautiful sunset on Gruniard Bay in Wester Ross, taken as the sun was setting, was "a real treat" to witness, according to Jane Sayliss.
Butterfly Image copyright Pierre De Fence
Image caption Pierre De Fence took this picture of a butterfly whilst out walking near Clydebank.
fireworks over the Edinburgh skyline Image copyright Curtis Welsh
Image caption The fireworks over the Edinburgh skyline marking the start of the Tattoo were captured by Curtis Welsh, from Melrose.
beautiful shells at Gullane Sands Image copyright Joanne Baird
Image caption Joanne Baird from Portobello, Edinburgh, was amazed to see the beach at Gullane Sands covered in beautiful shells.
Exmoor pony Image copyright Sylvia Beaumont
Image caption A "cheeky" Exmoor pony, pictured peering over a gate by Sylvia Beaumont of North Berwick.
West Beach, Lossiemouth Image copyright Geoff Sheep
Image caption Geoff Sheep had a lovely afternoon enjoying the sunshine and picnicking on West Beach, Lossiemouth.
rainbow between the showers at Glen Feshie Image copyright Jane Pottie
Image caption Jane Pottie snapped a picture of this rainbow between the showers at Glen Feshie whilst out mountain biking.
houses in a field Image copyright Lizzie Playford
Image caption Lizzie Playford, from Exeter, was out for a "very peaceful walk" on a farm track near Dinnet, Aberdeenshire, when she took this photograph.
pied hoverfly collecting pollen or nectar from a flower in Glasgow's Botanic Gardens Image copyright Bryan Wark
Image caption This pied hoverfly was photographed collecting pollen or nectar from a flower in Glasgow's Botanic Gardens by Bryan Wark.
alpaca Image copyright Jacki Gordon
Image caption Jacki Gordon photographed this "bedraggled but beautiful" alpaca on a rainy day in Ayrshire.
Reef Beach, on the Isle of Lewis Image copyright DJ MacDonald
Image caption Reef Beach, on the Isle of Lewis, was photographed by DJ MacDonald.
Cathedral house and the Necropolis, Glasgow Image copyright Mangela Coia
Image caption Mangela Coia took this photograph showing Cathedral house and the Necropolis in Glasgow.
boy leaping over water Image copyright Cassie Durham
Image caption Cassie Durham sent in this picture of her son taking a leap across water on Bute.
looking across the water to Lochaline in the Highlands. Image copyright Niamh Beaton
Image caption Niamh Beaton took this photo looking across to Lochaline in the Highlands.
St Magnus Cathedral Image copyright Gerry Green
Image caption Gerry Green took this photo when visiting the magnificent St Magnus Cathedral in Orkney - he said it was in glorious sunshine during his visit.

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