Your pictures of Scotland: 11 - 18 October

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 11 and 18 October. Send your photos to Please ensure you adhere to the BBC's rules regarding photographs which can be found here.

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Jackie Burnside Image copyright Jackie Burnside
Image caption We often get photo submissions of The Kelpies at Falkirk - but we hadn't realised the iconic sculptures had briefly recruited a third member. Jackie Burnside from Paisley captures her dog Ilya "trying to fit in", although she said: "He didn't quite master the majestic look."
Iain Mitchell Image copyright Iain Mitchell
Image caption Iain Mitchell is convinced autumn in the Highlands is unparalleled having stayed with his family in glamping pods in Tomatin. He took this shot after a short walk down to the Findhorn Rail Bridge.
Rebecca Huntley Image copyright Rebecca Huntley
Image caption Rebecca Huntley shared this shot of her "wee pumpkin" after a visit to Craigie's Farm near Queensferry.
Catherine Harper Image copyright Catherine Harper
Image caption Catherine Harper from Dunfermline was stunned by a shining rainbow that appeared over Glen Coe Lochan over the weekend - she said it was the "most vivid" she had ever seen.
Abraham Sanchez Elguedo Image copyright Abraham Sanchez Elguedo
Image caption Robert Gordon student Abraham Sanchez from Colombia has been been in Scotland for about a year - but says he has "struggled to take a picture of a Highland coo" and has been "chasing the adorable animal around Scotland without any luck". Fortunately he managed to capture this beauty just days before leaving. He said: "I will always remember the beauty of Scotland and how wonderful this country is."
Ashwin Puri Image copyright Ashwin Puri
Image caption You can find this odd looking plant - also known as a monkey puzzle tree - at the Botanic Gardens in Glasgow. Ashwin Puri enjoyed wandering around the greenery with his camera earlier this week.
Fiona Alexander Image copyright Fiona Alexander
Image caption Many of our photographers have moved away from greens in favour of autumn colours - including Fiona Alexander, who took this shot at Laurieston Castle, Edinburgh.
Robin Johnston Image copyright Robin Johnston
Image caption Robin Johnston from Glasgow captured the moment his son leapt for joy - possibly due to the family trip to Langamull beach in Mull, or(more likely) due to the October holidays.
Sandy Christie Image copyright Sandy Christie
Image caption Also taken from the coast, Sandy Christie captured a windswept sky at Anstruther lighthouse.
Pamela Milroy Image copyright Pamela Milroy
Image caption A regular source of curiosity for our intrepid photographers, this shot of derelict boats at Salen on the Isle of Mull were taken by Pamela Milroy.
Fraser Stewart Image copyright Fraser Stewart
Image caption Fraser and Audrey Stewart from Aberdeen came across these happy pigs during a trip through Glen Orchy.
Lindsay Innes Image copyright Lindsay Innes
Image caption Lindsay Innes captured this carpet of cobwebs early one morning at her home in Banff. She said: "The morning was very still with no wind and the early morning dew emphasised this amazing sight."
Gordon Bain Image copyright Gordon Bain
Image caption Romance was in the air for Gordon Bain in Inverness as he shot this "moon river" on Saturday.
Thomas Lamont Image copyright Thomas Lamont
Image caption Thomas Lamont captured this burst of colour at Callendar House in Falkirk - a 14th Century stately home known as one of the region's "historic jewels".
Susan Cuthbertson Image copyright Susan Cuthbertson
Image caption Susan Cuthbertson spotted this macaque mid-yawn at Blair Drummond safari park - although she admits the sleepy animal looked a little "menacing".
Stephen Welsh Image copyright Stephen Welsh
Image caption Halloween is just around the corner, but for Stephen Welsh's daughter it can't come soon enough - here she is in Larkhall "modernising witch transportation".
Natalie Stephen Image copyright Natalie Stephen
Image caption Some of us are stuck staring at our phones but Natalie Stephen took the time to point her lens skyward at The Hermitage in Dunkeld.
Murray Reid Image copyright Murray Reid
Image caption Murray Reid took his wife and two children to Balmaha to climb Conic Hill - in completely normal Scottish attire - when they came across this Highland cow.
Ron Macdonald Image copyright Ron Macdonald
Image caption Ron Macdonald captured the split second before a young gannet plunged into the water off Cairnbulg, near Fraserburgh.
John Stewart Image copyright John Stewart
Image caption The season has inspired many of our contributors this week, including John Stewart, who took this shot at Haddo estate in Aberdeenshire.
Christopher Tollan Image copyright Christopher Tollan
Image caption Christopher Tollan from Wishaw took a closer look at urban landscapes this week - he attended the preview night of the Shining Lives: Fortunes of Fate light installation in New Lanark.
Alex Grant Image copyright Alex Grant
Image caption Meanwhile back out in the wilderness, Alex Grant from Edinburgh took Casper "the wee white dug" to admire the view at Loch Tarff in the Highlands on a beautiful Sunday morning.
Andy Dyce Image copyright Andy Dyce
Image caption Some 119 miles south, Andy Dyce took his camera out to Loch Rusky in Stirling where he captured the perfectly still water.
Jane Sayliss Image copyright Jane Sayliss
Image caption Jane Sayliss found herself inches away from a stag during a drive through Torridon in the Highlands - she managed to capture this shot on her phone.
David Hughes Image copyright David Hughes
Image caption David Hughes sent in this autumnal reflection of Stac Pollaidh, which he took while driving part of the North Coast 500 last weekend.
Margaret Stewart Image copyright Margaret Stewart
Image caption Margaret Stewart took this vibrant shot during a visit to Pitlochry.
Stewart Paul Image copyright Stewart Paul
Image caption And finally Stewart Paul took this very serene image during a stroll in the Johnston Gardens in Aberdeen.
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