17th August 2020

In_pictures Your pictures: Scotland’s staycation summer

In_pictures Your pictures: Scotland’s staycation summer


The global coronavirus pandemic has had a big impact on all areas of lives – and this year, that meant for many of us going abroad wasn’t an option.

But many of you sent in pictures of your summer staycations around Scotland.

As the summer holidays are over and pupils return to school, we’ve put together a selection of some of the best ones.

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Alex Grant

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Is this beach in Scotland? Ewe better believe it! Alex Grant from Edinburgh sent in this beautiful picture of Achmelvich Bay that was taken on a staycation. He and his wife were meant to be visiting Iceland for their summer holidays. But not this year…

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Scott Singer

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Scott Singer snapped these dramatic views while driving through Glencoe Pass on his way home from Fort Augustus back in July.

in_pictures Sailing with a playful pod of dolphins in Loch Ryan during my staycation.Image copyright
Mark Woodliff

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Mark Woodliff managed to sail along in his dad’s boat with a playful pod of dolphins in Loch Ryan during his Scottish staycation. He had a trip to Majorca planned, but instead enjoyed a trip to Dumfries and Galloway.

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Colin Stuart Buchanan

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Colin Stuart Buchanan, from Angus, captured this picture while staycationing with another two families in the Trossachs, just after an extremely bright pass of the space station.

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Andy Robertson

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Blue skies, fluffy clouds and colourful wild flowers captured in Lossiemouth by Andy Robertson from Linlithgow whilst on a staycation break.

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elizabeth ancell

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Elizabeth Ancell said she had a fantastic break in Portknockie, Moray.

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Mark Woodliff

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There were stormy skies over the Irish Sea from Corsewall Point lighthouse when Mark Woodliff took this picture on his phone during his trip.

in_pictures A thistle overlooking Earlsferry BayImage copyright
John Watson

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A thistle overlooking Earlsferry Bay, captured by John Watson just after he completed the chain walk.

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Yvonne Macfarlane

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Yvonne Macfarlane travelled from Glasgow to Ross-shire for a “wonderful staycation”. She took this picture at Mellon Udrigle beach.

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Maureen Gamble

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After 23 weeks of working without a break in the NHS, Scout and his owner Maureen Gamble finally had a week of silence in and around Newtonmore on their Highland holiday.

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Elizabeth MacNeil

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Findhorn Bay as the sun went down was blissful, says Elizabeth MacNeil from Clackmannanshire. She added that staycations are the way to go.

in_pictures Covesea Lighthouse, Lossiemouth.Image copyright
John Duffy

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John Duffy sent in this picture of Covesea Lighthouse in Lossiemouth which he captured during his staycation.

in_pictures And Elie, frozen in time.Image copyright
john watson

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Elie in Fife seemed frozen in time when John Watson snapped this picture on his holiday.

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Elizabeth MacNeil

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Elizabeth MacNeil’s long-awaited holiday was “blissful”. What a beautiful country we have, she added.

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Lesley Keillor

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Morgan Keillor took this picture of Madge the family dog while on a camping trip to Glencoe. The Abertay University student was always planning to stay in Scotland for the summer as – as she puts it – she is a poor student!

in_pictures On a family holiday to Torridon, and after a fantastic meal at the Gillie Brighde a stroll along the beach in Diabaig.Image copyright
Paul Simpson

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Paul Simpson and his family came across this fantastic scene at the beach in Diabaig while walking off their dinner on their holiday to Torridon.

in_pictures Southerness Lighthouse During a Quick StaycationImage copyright
Kevin McKean

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This picture of Southerness Lighthouse, in Dumfries and Galloway, was captured by Kevin McKean during his all too brief staycation.

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Alan George

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Staycation holidays are the best, said Alan George. He was visiting Little Garve at the base of Ben Wyvis for a picnic during his holiday.

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