In pictures: Lightning strikes the north-east

June 29, 2019

People across the north-east have managed to catch a lightning strike on camera. The Met Office issued a warning earlier today about a “surge of frequent lightning activity”.  Here are some of the best photographs we’ve seen so far:


IN PICTURES: Celebrating Up Helly Aa over the years

January 29, 2019

As Lerwick prepares to welcome visitors from across the globe ahead of Up Helly Aa, we take a look back at the best pictures captured at the event. Showcasing traditional features of the festival – from costumed warriors to the burning of the galley – they’ll be sure to make you want to visit.  


PICTURES: Large attendance for Christmas Classic

December 2, 2017

This year’s 25th anniversary Christmas Classic attracted a large attendance throughout Monday afternoon and evening and all day Tuesday this week to view the best of north-east beef cattle and sheep at the annual event which is organised by Aberdeen and Northern Marts with NorthLink Ferries as main sponsor.


From beginning to end: Royal National Mod 2017 in pictures

October 24, 2017

Another Royal National Mod has come to a close. The world-famous event bade farewell to this year’s home of Lochaber on Saturday after a week of gruelling competitions and performances. Our photographer Sandy McCook was there all week covering the festivities and competitions. Here are his photographs:


Is it snowing in your area? Send us your pictures

April 24, 2017

It’s nearly May and yet many parts of Scotland were covered in a blanket of snow today. The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning with the snow set to continue tomorrow. Our photographers have been out taking pictures of today’s weather – and now we want yours too.