11 Breathtaking Photos of Scotland in Winter
Scotland's stunning vistas and spectacular cityscapes look wonderful in all seasons, of course, but there's something about winter that adds an extra touch of magic. Snowcapped mountains, glittering cities, crisp mornings and starry nights all create beautiful scenery. Take a look at these fabulous photographs and we think you'll agree that winter in Scotland is truly spectacular.
Buachaille Etive Mòr Glen Etive
Waking up on a frosty morning is well rewarded with views such as this one of Buachaille Etive Mòr near the entrance to Glen Coe.
Aberdeen Harbour Aberdeen
Herald in a new winter's day by taking a crisp stroll along the beach in Aberdeen before nipping into one of the city's cosy cafés for a hot chocolate.
Rannoch Moor Perthshire
Night time in winter is beautiful - watch as the sun sets at Rannoch Moor and wait for thousands of twinkling stars.
The Ring of Brodgar Orkney
Take in the view as the sunlight casts shadows across a misty landscape at the Ring of Brodgar in Orkney.
Beinn an Lochain Arrochar Alps
Scotland's majestic snow capped peaks are perfect for winter walks.
Plan your hike up Beinn an Lochain on the Walk Highlands website
Bridge of Orchy Argyll
Deer herds seek lower grazing in winter - so have your camera at the ready!
Red Squirrels Scotland
And be on the lookout for red squirrels too - did you know they can use their tail as a blanket in winter?
Cairngorm Mountain Cairngorms National Park
Scotland's five mountain resorts come to life in winter, perfect for learning and honing your ski and snowboard skills.
Barns Ness Lighthouse Dunbar
The depths of winter is a great time to get amazing views of the night sky - both for stargazing, and spotting the Northern Lights.
Get inspired by the Northern Lights
River Stinchar Galloway Forest Park
Whether you find yourself in the north or south of Scotland you can be treated to gorgeous wintry scenes - we can't guarantee the snow though!
One thing's for certain - you need a thick coat to stay cosy during Scotland's winter. Inverurie is only 16 miles from Aberdeen and the perfect place for castle spotting in the north-east of Scotland.
If you can't get enough of Scotland's wintry landscapes, choose from our selection of winter break ideas to help get you started. From whisky trips to Islay to a weekend of arts and culture in Glasgow, you'll truly be spoilt for choice at this time of year.
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