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In pictures: Striking shots from across Scotland this week

A loch is discovered coated with frost and Stirling is bathed in golden light.

Frost: A crisp day at Loch Tulla near Bridge of Orchy.
Frost: A crisp day at Loch Tulla near Bridge of Orchy. Alan Duncan / cropped

Welcome to Scotland from the Roadside, a weekly gallery showcasing some of the best images from around the country taken by you.

From opportune moments shot on smartphones to breathtaking landscapes captured in high definition, each week we share a selection of interesting pictures taken by people on their travels around Scotland.

We have partnered up with the Scotland from the Roadside Facebook group, a popular destination for trading photos and stories, which has drawn in more than 100,000 members.

Each week, we ask the page's creators, Bruce Philip and Linda Curran, to select their favourite images shared on the page over the past seven days.

This week, a loch is discovered coated with frost and Stirling is bathed in golden light.

Overlooking the Wallace Monument by Heather Dunnell

A sun-streaked view of Stirling from Dumyat.
A sun-streaked view of Stirling from Dumyat. Heather Dunnell

"I live nearby in Bannockburn and I took this photograph late one afternoon walking back down Dumyat," explains Heather.

"Dumyat was my practice hill before I tackled some of the bigger hills and Munros. It was the first time I'd ever seen the sun above the mist like that so thought it would be a nice picture.

"I'd been taking a lot of photos so my phone battery was just about dead, thankfully it allowed me to take that photo though."

Winter is coming by Alan Duncan

A chilly scene at Loch Tulla at Bridge of Orchy.
A chilly scene at Loch Tulla at Bridge of Orchy. Alan Duncan

"This shot, I was out a wee run for the day and thought I'd drive round the single track road at Bridge of Orchy to see if there were any stags that I could shot a photo of," says Alan.

"I saw that odd tree, a wee walk down to the water and I thought everything was perfect for a few shots."

Loch a Siar by Brian Kille

Climbing the hills above Ardhasaig on Harris.
Climbing the hills above Ardhasaig on Harris. Brian Kille

"This photograph which I took when attending the Harris Mountain Festival a couple of years ago," explains Brian.

"At the time we were climbing onto the hills above Ardhasaig with the plan of walking the horseshoe."

Light at the end of the tunnel by Lorraine Sharp

An archway of autumnal trees pictured in the Borders.
An archway of autumnal trees pictured in the Borders. Lorraine Sharp

"I live nearby and love to visit this particular road in autumn," explains Lorraine.

"It's located near the village of Greenlaw in the Scottish Borders."

Dr McCreadie's Bath by Jill Millar

The tale says a doctor had a bath carved into the rocks for curing ailments.
The tale says a doctor had a bath carved into the rocks for curing ailments. Jill Millar

"I took the picture when visiting Arran last week whilst on a Rabbie's Tour from Edinburgh to the island with my sister," explains Jill.

"Our tour guide Dave pointed it out and we thought it was so interesting.

"What a quirky story that the doctor tasked his manservant to carve this - no mean feat."

Double rainbow by Gary Wadforth

Two rainbows appeared on the road to Glencoe.
Two rainbows appeared on the road to Glencoe. Gary Wadforth

"I'm currently on holiday staying nearby in Port Appin," explains Gary.

"I was driving up to Glencoe when the rainbows appeared so I grabbed the first chance to stop and get a shot as they are fleeting things."

No trip to the castle today by Joanne Lawrie

The historic castle near Castle Douglas is usually accessed by boat.
The historic castle near Castle Douglas is usually accessed by boat. Joanne Lawrie

"The photo was taken at Threave Castle while I was holidaying in the area," Joanne says.

"The picture shows how much flooding had occurred as you can see the jetty for the boat has been completely submerged."

Black-tailed godwit by Craig MacInnes

Organised chaos as birds take flight near the Firth of Forth.
Organised chaos as birds take flight near the Firth of Forth. Craig MacInnes

"This one of the black-tailed godwits was one I kind of planned in advance," explains Craig.

"Kinneil Lagoons is a place I've visited regularly for years and it is a great spot for birds migrating from their summer breeding grounds in Iceland and Scandinavia as a refuelling stop on their way further south.

"The waders form good-sized flocks and often take to the air as a flock after high tide, and this gives an opportunity to capture the organised chaos of these amazing birds as they take to the air in perfect synchronisation."

Eyemouth fishing disaster statue by Paul Robertson

The Berwickshire statue commemorates the 189 fishermen who died in 1881.
The Berwickshire statue commemorates the 189 fishermen who died in 1881. Paul Robertson

"I was lucky that day, that sea was rough and I captured the waves with the statue just right," Paul says.

"I wanted to be behind the statue so all you could see was the figures staring desperately at the stormy sea, trying to recreate the hopeless feeling of that tragic day."

Whiteadder Reservoir by Kevan Gordon‎

Clear blue skies overlooking Whiteadder Reservoir in East Lothian.
Clear blue skies overlooking Whiteadder Reservoir in East Lothian. Kevan Gordon

"Whiteadder is only a few miles from where I live in Tranent," Kevan says.

"The road to Duns is a favourite route and I often venture off the various side roads to see what is there.

"On this occasion, the clouds caught my eye and I went down to the waterside to take the shot."

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