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Your pictures of Scotland: 30 Aug - 6 Sept

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 30 August and 6 September. Send your photos to scotlandpictures@bbc.co.uk. Please ensure you adhere to the BBC's rules regarding photographs which can be found here.

Oban sunset Image copyright Gary Nash
Image caption Gary Nash captured the unusual colours of this stunning sunset on a recent break to Oban.
Mungo's father walking dogs on his farm Image copyright Mungo Strachan
Image caption Mungo Strachan took this photo of his father walking the dogs at home on their farm in between Peebles and Biggar.
Oor Wullie on Aberdeen Beach Image copyright Lynsey Milroy
Image caption Lynsey Milroy sent us this Oor Wullie pic from Aberdeen Beach to mark the final day of his Big Bucket Trail. She managed to see all 200 before they were removed to go up for auction. This one is called "Ceol na Mara", which means Sound of the Sea in Gaelic, and was painted by Moira Milne.
Gill and Ginny at Portsoy harbour Image copyright Tim Ward
Image caption Pure joy: Tim Ward took this heartwarming picture of his wife Gill and their dog Ginny sharing a laugh at Portsoy harbour in Aberdeenshire. But, he complains, neither would tell him what the joke was.
Washing line day off Image copyright Craig Waddell
Image caption Washing day off: Craig Waddell loved the splash of colour these clothes pegs gave to his Garden in Kirkliston.
blue green algal blooms at Lochnabo near Lhanbryde Image copyright Alan Fraser
Image caption Although they are toxic, these blue green algal blooms at Lochnabo near Lhanbryde turn a brilliant blue/green colour as they dry out on the stones as the loch water level drops. Taken by Alan Fraser.
Sunset on North Uist Image copyright Lynn Thom
Image caption Lynn Thom couldn't believe the spectacular purple shades of this sunset which she captured on her phone while camping at Clachan Sands on North Uist
Yummy ice cream Image copyright Grant Cairns
Image caption Grant Cairns managed to capture the absolute delight of an ice cream cone, as three-year-old Angus tucked in at the Cowal Highland Gathering in Dunoon. The treat was a welcome break from his dancing in the ceildh tent.
Wheat field Image copyright Tom McPherson
Image caption Duffus Castle near Elgin, Moray, captured from a wheat field by Tom McPherson from nearby Hopeman.
Monster midge Image copyright James Milligan
Image caption Beware the scourge of Scotland - James Milligan did his best to avoid this "monster midge" in Ardtoe in Ardnamurchan.
Findhorn Beach Image copyright Stuart Rowell
Image caption Stuart Rowell immortalised the last days of the summer holidays at Findhorn Beach.
Hedgehog on the golf course Image copyright Firth Borland
Image caption Alun Borland's son Firth took this picture of a hedgehog he discovered while on holiday in Dornoch. His prickly pal was enjoying himself on the Struie course.
Stonehaven harbour Image copyright Lara Bendoris
Image caption Stonehaven harbour on a sunny afternoon, captured in all its glory by Lara Bendoris
Sky at Balmoral Image copyright David Hudson
Image caption Fit for a Queen: David Hudson enjoyed this perfect blue sky at Balmoral Castle
Sunrise over Culloden Battlefield Image copyright Gordon Bain
Image caption The sunrise set the sky on fire over Culloden Battlefield. Gordon Bain from Inverness was up early and described the sight as calm and beautiful.
Loch Carron Image copyright David Hemingway
Image caption David Hemingway from Inverbervie was visiting Loch Carron when he saw the train from Kyle of Lochalsh from Strome Castle.
Harbour seal Image copyright Jane Sayliss
Image caption Hello there! Jane Sayliss got so close to this seal in Cunningsburgh Harbour, Shetland, she says she could have touchedĀ it. Luckily for us, she whipped out her phone instead.
Ailsa Craig heather Image copyright Helen Baird
Image caption Helen Baird from Greenock picked out the colour of the heather in this shot of Ailsa Craig
Loch Katrine Image copyright David Carey
Image caption One of David Carey's favourite walks is at Loch Katrine in the Trossachs. He calls this the "Dragon's spine" and said: "You get the feeling that something is lurking in the hill area."
Beresford building Image copyright Bill Crookston
Image caption The Art Deco Beresford hotel in Glasgow was in the news this week as the location for JFK's first big speech. Bill Crookston captured it in the present, saying: "This fabulous building has become much easier to photograph with the changes to all the streets around it."
Mary Poppins Image copyright John Hughes
Image caption Mary Poppins has made an appearance in Lanarkshire this year as part of the Bothwell Scarecrow Festival. John Hughes caught her arriving.
Highland calf outside Gairloch near Big Sands Image copyright Fiona Duff
Image caption Fiona Duff in Beauly saw this highland calf blending into in a field of buttercups outside Gairloch near Big Sands.
Cat in a lobster pot in Pettycur Bay Image copyright Janina Dolny
Image caption This cheeky cat taking a nap in a lobster pot in the fisherman's huts at Pettycur Bay near Kinghorn in Fife was rumbled by Janina Dolny who took its picture.
Sea wedding pics Image copyright Margaret Squires
Image caption Margaret Squires was visiting Crail, where she was amused to see the lengths some photographers will go to for the perfect wedding picture. "There may be storm clouds ahead", she said.
Buzzard Buzzard in Uig, Lewis Image copyright Morris Macleod
Image caption Morris Macleod witnessed this majestic buzzard flying over Uig, Lewis.

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