In pictures: Scotland's stunning sunset


People from across Scotland were treated to a stunning sunset on Monday, with a lucky few also later enjoying displays of the Aurora Borealis.

BBC Weather Watchers and readers of the BBC Scotland News website were among those to take in the sights.

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image captionThe view from Prestwick on Monday evening
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image captionA fine end to Monday in Mallaig
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image captionA view from Aboyne of the sun going down
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image captionIt's behind you. A wing mirror view of the sunset from Stranraer
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image captionA colourful Monday evening in Dunblane
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image captionGlasgow was treated to a striking sunset on Monday
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image captionThere was also a stunning sunset for residents of Troon
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image captionA swan in the sunset's fiery reflection in an image from Dunfermline
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image captionSundown at Barassie Beach in Ayrshire
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image captionSunset's glow in a picture taken from Kilbarchan
image copyrightDavid Hastings
image captionA glorious end to Monday in an image taken in Maybole
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image captionFor some there was a rosy glow to Monday's sunset
image copyrightDr Francis Osis
image captionA room with a view of Monday evening's sky
image copyrightIain Reid
image captionThe striking scenes came on the first day of spring on the meteorological calendar
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image captionThe evening sky reflected in all its all glory
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image captionSome people, including Glenelg-based Weather Watcher Cloudcatcher, observed displays of the Northern Lights overnight
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image captionThe aurora from Rogart in the Highlands

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