Scotland is the politically devolved northern area of mainland Great Britain.

Close-up of the inedible berries of the rose hip in mid-winter, clothed in a light blanket of snow.
Macro detail of the seed head of the Teasel (Dipascus) garden and wild growing plant taken in mid-winter
Mid winter shot of Fennel (Foeniculum Vulgare) plant which favours grassy and disturbed ground.
Water droplets formed into icicles around grass and reeds in the freezing winter weather.
Many-zoned Polypore (Coriolus Versicolor) a beautifully presented multi-coloured bracket fungus found on fallen or dead stumps of deciduous trees.
Macro detail of lichen - Cladonia Floerkeana - which is widespread in Scotland found on peaty moors and heathland
Detail of the varied and multi-coloured assembly of stones which contribute to the natural sand- bar at Lochranza, Arran
Smooth water rounded stones are lapped in the current of water passing over them, leaving them glistening and shining
Bubbles of air captured in ice - winter 2004 (colour)
Beninner ridge with snow form Craigengillan forest with a small watch tower in mid distance.
A fallen Scots Pine (Pinus Sylvestris) cone amid the lower plants, mosses and ferns
An acorn attempts to establish itself in the ground hoping to become a fully grown Oak tree (Quercus Robur)
Leaf on water, Scaur Glen, Penpont
Trees in heavy snow
An old lone oak tree (Quercus Rober) stands silent in a field in the Scaur Glen, in the weak winter sun
An Oak Tree (Quercus Rober) is entrapped by a forest of Norway Spruce (Picea Abies).
Tree uplit by snow - mid-winter, Scotland
Winter sunrise through the bows of a Beech Tree (Fagus Sylvatica)
Washed-up reeds at a lochside, Scotland
A skyscape in Applecross Scotland
Dornie Castle, Loch Duich, Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland
A Fishing boat crossing Loch Broom, Ullapool, Ross-shire
A boat crossing Loch Broom, Ullapool, Ross-shire
Diver above Dead Man's Fingers