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October's brilliant moments, as seen on Instagram

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Autumn can be fleeting. No sooner do the brilliant red, oranges and browns appear then they seem to vanish into biting cold winter. I’m happy to report though that you’ve all been busy getting out there and capturing autumn around Scotland before it does disappear.

From the looks of it, you’ve been lapping up the changing of the seasons. Scotland, as always, is so photogenic that it is a monthly struggle to choose from your Instagram snaps, but here are the #brilliantmoments we couldn’t help but share again in our October round-up.

@alisongell - Ardverikie Estate

Ardverikie Estate, Highlands
Fans will already be very familiar with this place but for those that don’t know, the Ardverikie Estate in the Highlands was the set for the BBC’s hugely successful series Monarch of the Glen. @alisongell was on hand to capture both the laird’s beautiful mansion and its stunning Highland setting decked out in autumn colours. Although a family home, you can stay here as a guest or simply visit to enjoy wildlife spotting, fishing, photography, walking, rock-climbing and more around the estate.

@_cbear_ Kinnoull Hill

Kinnoull Hill, Perthshire
After making her way to the top of Kinnoull Hill, @_cbear_ was rewarded with this spectacular view out over the River Tay below and the Kinnoull Tower, a folly built on the clifftop. Tucked away behind the hill in the opposite direction is Scotland’s newest city, Perth. Once considered the Scottish capital, the Fair City is the gateway to the beguiling landscapes of Perthshire and the Highlands.

@katie_farquhar_ St Andrews Cathedral

St Andrews Cathedral, Fife
@katie_farquhar_ was sauntering in the right spot at the right time with this striking shot of St Andrews Cathedral. The jewel in the crown of Fife’s East Neuk, St Andrews draws visitors from around the world to play the famous Old Course or enjoy the delights of Fife’s coastline. The sprawling ruins, once the centre of Roman Catholic worship in Scotland and described as its greatest cathedral, are perched just above the sea and are an atmospheric reminder of times past.

@sammyblake73 - Glenfinnan Loch

Glenfinnan, Loch Shiel, Highlands
Glenfinnan is a popular stop on any trip to the Highlands. While most photos taken of the area are of the Glenfinnan Monument or the Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous in the Harry Potter films, @sammyblake73 has decided to showcase the dramatic shoreline of Loch Shiel instead in this fantastic autumn #brilliantmoment.

@wilde_oates - Scott Monument

Scott Monument, Edinburgh
@wilde_oates snapped this brooding shot of the Scott Monument while daundering around Edinburgh. The Princes Street landmark is as iconic to Edinburgh as the Castle that towers above it. Nicknamed the ‘Gothic Rocket’ by locals, it’s the largest monument of its kind in the world dedicated to an author. Erected to commemorate the Edinburgh-born Sir Walter Scott, you can actually climb the 287 steps to the top of the monument for some excellent views of the capital.

Do you have a penchant for Instragraming the world around you? We want to see your shots from across Scotland. Share them with us using the hashtag #brilliantmoments. You might just be featured in November’s round-up.

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