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.
1. Buachaille Etive Mòr, 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. Beinn An Lochain, Arrochar Alps
Scotland's majestic snow capped peaks are perfect for winter walks.
6. Bridge of Orchy, Argyll
7. 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?
8. CAIRNGORM MOUNTAIN
Coire Cas, Cairngorm Mountain. Image © Ski-Scotland / Steven McKenna
Scotland's five mountain resorts come to life in winter, perfect for learning and honing your ski and snowboard skills.
9. Barns Ness Lighthouse, DUNBAR
Image © Sarah White, all rights reserved.
10. 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!
11. 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!
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.