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Gallery: 16 Reader’s photos of spectacular sunsets as winter draws to a close

Rattray Head Lighthouse at Sunset
Rattray Head Lighthouse at sunset earlier this year. Picture by Joyce Gall, Oldmeldrum

Take a moment to enjoy some of our reader’s most beautiful winter sunset and sunrise images in this gallery.

Although winter can be a depressingly dreary time of year with very few hours of daylight, we’re treated to some of nature’s most spectacular displays at sunset and sunrise in Scotland.

And with some of the most picturesque locations in the country on their doorsteps, our readers had no trouble photographing some superb solar shows in the past few months.

So, with winter drawing to a close and the clocks going forward next month, take some time to enjoy the very best of our reader’s sunset and sunrise photographs.

Winter sunrise and sunset photo gallery

The coast at North Baths in Wick
North Baths in Wick. Picture by Hymie Sutherland
Sunrise at Cruden Bay
Sunrise at Cruden Bay, Picture by Tracey Gammack
Sunset at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary building site.
Sunset at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary building site. Picture by: Andrew Walker
Sunset at Portlethen Village
Sunset at Portlethen Village. Picture by Simon Marks
a beautiful orange sunset in Fraserburgh.
Sunset in Fraserburgh. Picture by Graham Taylor
Sunset over Westhill. beautiful winter sunset images
Sunset over Westhill, Picture by Patricia Davidson
The Sunset sky in Westhill.
The Sunset sky in Westhill, Kirkton of Skene, Aberdeen. Picture by Eddie Douglas
Sunset above the rooftops in Huntly
Sunset above the rooftops in Huntly, Picture by Mairi Innes, Huntly
Sunset over the Howe of Cromar at the Winter Solstice.
Sunset over the Howe of Cromar at the Winter Solstice. Picture by Susan Black, Lumphanan
Sunset over the Reed beds at Spynie Loch, as the crows head to their evening roost.
Sunset over the Reed beds at Spynie Loch, as the crows head to their evening roost. Picture by Hazel Thomson, Elgin
Sunset over Balmedie dunes
Sunset over Balmedie dunes. Picture by Bill Macleod.
A Fraserburgh Sunset
Fraserburgh Sunset, Picture by Angela Lovett, Fraserburgh
Sunrise Over ARI
Sunrise Over the ARI, Picture by Edwin Bandeen
a beautiful orange sunset over the sea at Aberdeen Beach
Telephoto sunrise at Aberdeen Beach, Picture by Josh Barron, Aberdeen
Rattray Head Lighthouse at sunset
Rattray Head Lighthouse at sunset. Picture by Joyce Gall, Oldmeldrum
Fraserburgh Sunset, Picture by Angela Lovett
Fraserburgh Sunset, Picture by Angela Lovett, Fraserburgh

When is best to see amazing sunsets and sunrises?

If you want to find out more about just exactly why sunsets and sunrises are just so pretty during the winter months, and what conditions to look out for, you can read this explainer article here. 

As winter is coming to a close, it will become harder and harder to capture your own beautiful winter sunset images

You can find out when sunrise and sunset is where you live, and when the clocks go forwards, here.

 

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