Stargazers across the north and north-east got to enjoy a natural phenomenon last night.
The Northern Lights or the Aurora Borealis is most commonly seen in Norway or Alaska.
However, it can also be spotted in the skies above some north and north-east towns on special occasions.
Last night, hues of pink and green could be spotted over Shetland, Oban and Aberdeen, with some lucky photographers able to capture it.
Here are some of the best ones sent in by readers:
Portknockie. By Jan Evans, photographer from Mosstodloch
Beside Sullom Voe, Shetland by Megan Riddell
Lossiemouth West Beach by Leanne Bailey
Portknockie by Mike Diamond of Aberdeen
Lairg, Sutherland, by Ruth Adams
Oban Bay by Nick Edgington
Rosehearty, Aberdeenshire, by Eugene Rutter
Torry, Aberdeen, by Joanna Harrold
Northern Lights over Bennachie. Courtesy William Bird
Northern Lights over Lossiemouth.. Courtesy Joanna Barnes