Scotland's breathtaking 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.
1. Buachaille Etive Mor, Glen Etive
2. ABERDEEN HARBOUR
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.
3. RANNOCH MOOR, PERTHSHIRE
Night time in winter is beautiful - watch as the sun sets at Rannoch Moor and wait for thousands of twinkling stars.
4. 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.
5. George Square, Glasgow
Have a magical winter experience in the city centre of Glasgow - whirl round and round on rides, skate on the ice rink and explore the cheery winter markets.
6. Ben An Lochain, Arrochar Alps
Scotland's majestic snow capped peaks are perfect for winter walks.
7. Bridge of Orchy, Argyll
8. Red Squirrel
Image © Neil McIntyre, all rights reserved.
And be on the lookout for red squirrels too - did you know they can use their tail as a blanket in winter?
9. CAIRNGORM MOUNTAIN
Coris Cas, CairnGorm Mountain. Image © SkiScotland / Steven McKenna
Scotland's five mountain resorts come to life in winter, perfect for learning and honing your ski and snowboard skills.
10. STAR FLYER, EDINBURGH
Soar high above Princes Street on the Star Flyer fairground ride during Edinburgh's winter festival.
11. UP HELLY AA, SHETLAND
Or see a replica longboat go up in flames at Shetland's Up Helly Aa - what an unusual way to keep warm!
12. Barns Ness Lighthouse, DUNBAR
Image © Sarah White, all rights reserved.
13. HOGMANAY, EDINBURGH
Image © Chris Watt Photography
Celebrate the 'Midnight Moment' at the famous Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party - Scotland's biggest outdoor new year party.
14. 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!
15. Inverurie, Aberdeenshire
One thing's for certain - you need a thick coat to stay cosy during Scotland's winter. This Highland cow won't be beaten by the chilly conditions in Inverurie!