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Despite us having a collection of exceptional photographers based in multiple Scottish regions, our readers continue to boast their very own picture taking skills. And with such picturesque scenery and an abundance of iconic landmarks around us, it’s certainly hard not to. Here’s a glimpse of our favourite pictures captured in the past week.
Thousands descend on Burghead year in, year out to celebrate its fiery New Year tradition - and this year was certainly no exception.
Scouring my map for another Marilyn to tackle, I stumbled across Coiliochbhar, a 533m hill in the wilderness between Alford and Kildrummy.
A Highland mountaineer, who spent weeks searching for two friends who disappeared in the Himalayas more than 30 years ago, has spoken of his relief after their bodies were finally found.
A pioneering marine biologist whose work gained prominence in an award-winning documentary has died aged 56.
You have to have a particular kind of patience to camp out at high altitude for 15 hours straight, in a bid to film the migration of a Tibetan antelope.
Female gamekeeper from Dornoch is beating the boys at their own game, and wants other women to follow suit
If you believe in popular stereotypes, then you may believe the life of a gamekeeper is an unusual choice for a woman.
Some rural roads should be reduced to 40mph to make them safer for bike users, according to a leading cycling charity.
It’s a tradition that’s been around for more than 500 years.
There has been no shortage of bizarre rescue missions in the north and north-east of Scotland.
Gritters are expected to be out in force this weekend as a chilly snap from the Arctic sweeps the country.
Pioneering partnership between NHS Shetland and RSPB Scotland allows GPs to ‘prescribe’ nature to patients
A prescription of fresh air is on offer in Shetland thanks to an innovative collaboration between the health board and the RSPB.
What’s more frighting, coming face to face with a snow leopard or a leopard seal? How do you get close to the biggest fish in the sea and can your eyeballs freeze when the temperature drops to minus 50C?
Time to turn the tide? Wildlife photographer Doug Allan on how climate change has affected the natural world
Doug Allan is one of the world’s best-known wildlife photographers and cameramen.
A decades-old spruce in the heart of Scotland’s whisky country is among the contenders to be named the Woodland Trust’s Tree of the Year.
Banchory’s Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist Robbie Simpson gives us one of his favourite local running loops
This is a short hilly loop covering the lesser-used trails around Scolty Hill and forest. It follows mostly single trails with some steep climbing and descending.
When wildflowers are presented in fictional stories, more often than not it is in a romantic vein.
Glencoe has been officially recognised as Scotland’s newest National Nature Reserve (NNR).
It’s one of the biggest and deepest bodies of water in the UK and home to a monster called Nessie, which is why thousands of tourists flock each year to visit Loch Ness near Inverness.
The plummeting number of public toilets in Scotland could leave people unwilling to leave the house for fear of being “caught short”.
Scotland’s countryside is expected to benefit from “millions” of pounds worth of free conservation this grouse shooting season.
A “dedicated” teenager is planning to cycle the width of the country to help his Sea Cadets unit buy a much-needed minibus.
When people across the UK were asked to vote in a list of the top 10 best castles in the country, the top two places went to Scottish castles. Edinburgh Castle topped the list, with Balmoral Castle, The Queen’s holiday home in Royal Deeside, coming in second place.
Ground works have officially begun on brand new car parking facilities at one of Skye’s popular tourist’s attractions bringing an end to endless congestion.
As if the trek from Land's End to John O’Groats wasn’t a great enough distance - one adventurer has come up with an even longer journey.
Proposals to drastically improve a scenic walking route along the south Aberdeenshire coast have taken a step forward.
For most people, a trip from Dundee to Perth takes about 20 minutes along the A90. But this summer you can experience the journey in a completely different way.
The first phase of a project to improve part of the West Highland Way has been completed.
Every summer from mid-May through until mid-September, more than 60 Highland games are held under the auspices of the Scottish Highland Games Association. These games are spread the length and breadth of the country as well as the Western Isles, and take place almost every Saturday and Sunday as well as midweek during the height of the season.
Scotland’s finest tree collections have been celebrated at Crathes Castle in Banchory.
It began as a small, three-day festival promoting a handful of organised walks, but eight years on, The Moray Walking and Outdoor Festival is regarded as one of Scotland’s premier outdoor activity festivals.