Your pictures of Scotland 30 April - 7 May

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 30 April and 7 May.

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Image source, Adrienne O'Loughlin

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Adrienne O'Loughlin took this shot of Makiko Koneshi and Emily Gibb off Portobello beach. She said: "Sunrise is now 05:15, which is too early, but Makiko insists."

Image source, Niamh Donnachie

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Iain Donnachie submitted this photo taken by his daughter Niamh at the Scottish Owl Centre in Whitburn.

Image source, Richard Brannan

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Richard Brannan captured this shot of Edinburgh Castle. He said: "The way the sun spilled over the castle made me think it was something from a postcard."

Image source, Deborah Wallace

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Deborah Wallace caught this Highland cow trying to scratch an itch in Bankfoot, Perth and Kinross.

Image source, Colin Knott

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Colin Knott sent us this picture of a lone pine tree in Glen Affric, which he says is a "dream location" for photography.

Image source, Allison McMahon

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Allison McMahon captured this image of a train crossing the Tay Bridge at sunset.

Image source, Grace Jastrzebski

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Grace Jastrzebski took this photo of three pigs sunbathing during a walk in Banchory.

Image source, Neil McDade

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Neil McDade said: "I took the long four-hour walk from Glen Sligachan on Skye to capture this view from Sgurr Na Stri looking towards the Black Cuillin and Loch Coruisk."

Image source, Jenny Newman

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Jenny Newman said: "A little visitor came to see what's for breakfast through the van window, Geàrraidh na Mònadh, South Uist."

Image source, Katherine Graham

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Katherine Graham from Bearsden took this photo before setting out with friends on Loch Lomond.

Image source, Nick Card

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Hare raising: Nick Card from Stenness in Orkney captured this hare on the move near the Ring of Brodgar.

Image source, Simon Dunsmore

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Simon Dunsmore took this photo of Prince Albert's Cairn at Balmoral saying it looks "like something from a movie".

Image source, David Pollock

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David Pollock took this photo of Wee Pete at Ben Lomond "doing his first peak".

Image source, Jenna Richardson

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This picture of Waffle enjoying the sunshine at Gullane beach was captured by Jenna Richardson.

Image source, Ian Barnes

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"Sometimes the view is better than the fishing!" said Ian Barnes who submitted this shot of Lendalfoot looking over to Ailsa Craig.

Image source, John Trippick

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John Trippick took this photo of Clydesholm Bridge at Kirkfieldbank.

Image source, Glenys Norquay

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Glenys Norquay said: "My daughter and I went for a dawn walk this morning and found ourselves out with the deer in Liberton, Edinburgh. Absolutely worth getting up early for!"

Image source, Richard Tod

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Richard Tod from Hamilton captured the approaching storm north of Ullapool.

Image source, Lynsey Oxton

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Lynsey Oxton took this photo of pebbles on the beach at Spey Bay in Moray.

Image source, David May

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David May from the Black Isle took this early-morning shot in the Cairngorms. He said: "Definitely worth getting up early to see this majestic bird."

Image source, Harlie Raethel

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Harlie Raethel woke up early to watch the sunrise at the Quiraing on the Isle of Skye. He said: "On my way back to the car I saw these two standing so perfectly on the edge of the cliffs."

Image source, Colum McCarthy

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Colum McCarthy took this photo while traveling to Bow Fiddle Rock, Portknockie, whilst on a short holiday in Moray with his wife Louise

Image source, Christopher Tollan

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Christopher Tollan from Wishaw captured this dramatic shot from Croy Hill near Cumbernauld.

Image source, Morris MacLeod

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Morris MacLeod took this picture in Newmarket, near Stornoway. He said: "A split-second later the blackbird was on his back getting hair for the nest."

Image source, Chris MacInnes

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Chris MacInnes took this photo of piglets with their mother on a farm at Tornagrain near Nairn.

Image source, Rob Smith

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Rob Smith said: "This is a Royal Air Force C130J Hercules ZH875 flying low level through the Scottish Borders on Exercise Tartan Spirit 21."

Image source, Erskine Logan

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Erskine Logan submitted this photo of ducklings in St Fittick's Park in Torry, Aberdeen.

Image source, Cara Birse

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St Andrews University medical student Cara Birse took this photo of the annual May Dip at East Sands in the Fife town where students "cleanse themselves of academic sins".

Image source, Johnston Craig

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Johnston Craig from Dirleton, East Lothian sent this shot of a distant North Berwick Law "on a beautiful Spring day between rain, hail, snow and everything else!"

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