Flock of sheep dyed green to celebrate St Patrick's Day
The sheep are just one of the Scottish landmarks being used as part of a global campaign.
A range of Scottish landmarks, including a flock of sheep on the M8, have been turned green for St Patrick’s Day.
Tourism Ireland are using the Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow Eye, Edinburgh’s Camera Obscura and the Hub as part of a world-wide campaign.
The sheep in Bathgate belong to Boghall Farm and can be seen on a hillside between junctions 3A and 4 of the busy motorway beside the Pyramids Business Park. They have been dyed green to celebrate the occasion on Saturday.
Other landmarks around the world which will be turned green include Niagara Falls, Empire State Building and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Niall Gibbons, chief executive of Tourism Ireland, said: "St. Patrick’s Day traditionally marks the start of the tourism season in Ireland and we’re delighted to be continuing our greening initiative again this year, with some new additions such a flock of Scottish sheep.
"Our aim is to bring a smile to the faces of people around the world, whilst also showcasing our wonderful tourism product to a global audience."
Meanwhile, in Glasgow, hundreds of people associated with Irish Republican group Cairde na hEireann marched around the city centre to celebrate St Patrick's Day.
A spokeswoman for the organisation, which means Friends of Ireland, said the parade had been split into two groups.
The first, which had around 300 people in attendance, started off in Govan, walking alongside the River Clyde, while another group of about 200 people set off from the Royal Infirmary in Castle Street.