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Edinburgh Christmas fair

Winter wonderland. Margaret Clift from Edinburgh captured the festivities in the capital

Oyster catchers in surf

This group of Oyster Catchers were part of a huge flock of birds spotted by Ian Baverstock at Forvie sands, Newburgh

Fiona Henry with leaves

Liz Henry took this picture of her daughter Fiona enjoying the last of the autumn leaves in Linlithgow Palace gardens

Sun shining on harbour

Stephen Ferguson from Girvan, Ayrshire, took this stunning shot of sunset at Portpatrick Harbour

Children with "life-size toy tractor"

Mairi & James Falls and their friend Ellie were delighted to find this tractor made to look like a giant toy at BA Stores, Lynne of Skene. Picture by Gareth Falls

Fern in Kibble Palace

Greig Middlemiss chose a great angle to picture this fern at the newly refurbished Kibble Palace in Glasgow's Botanic Gardens

Sandstorm at Forvie

Martyn Gorman captured this sandstorm on the sands of Forvie in Newburgh

Santa with children

Santa Claus ditched the reindeer to arrive at the Christmas fayre at Rosebank Primary School, Nairn, in a stretch limo. Picture by May Britovsek

Kitten sitting on cereal packets

Gizzie the kitten contemplates breakfast. Taken by owner John Butler from Johnstone

Fence covered by frost

Donna Morris, from Kingussie, snapped the first frost of winter on this fence in Alvie, Inverness-shire

Hermione Boyes with a sandcastle

Hermione Boyes watches her efforts washed away at Levenwick Beach, Shetland. Taken by her dad Mike

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