Slideshow - Beautiful Islands August

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This is just some of the lovely images we have received for our Beautiful Islands feature which runs every week in the Gazette.

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Include your name and address, where the picture was taken and what inspired you to take it, as well as any technical information about the picture.

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Reader Tommy Stewart caught a weather break to bag this image of the Lady Matheson Memorial, he said: “I took this photo at the Lady Matheson Memorial. While walking my dog Haggis. I was very lucky as only seconds before and only a minute later it was chucking it down. But for those few seconds the sun shone brightly.”

Phil Rowe sent this picture to the Gazette, saying: “Here’s a nice picture of a curlew taken at Sober Island.”

Regular contributor to our Beautiful Islands feature Ronald Macalpine took this unusual image on a Nikon D3200, 55-200mm lens, f10.

He said: “I thought this reflection of the Isle of Lewis ferry looked good in the early morning calm water.”

Mark Brown took this picture on a recent trip to Lewis from Edinburgh to catch up with friends. This picture is of Traigh Mhor beach was taken with a Nikon D3100, with a “steady hand and a degree of luck”.

Reader Josh Nelson took this shot off the back of the Stornoway ferry.

Thirteen year old Isabella Macleod Garrioch from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was visiting her grandparents in Tolsta when she captured this shot of a Highland cow in Bernera.

Reader George Hossack from Stornoway took this strikingly beautiful image of a boat resting on the crystal clear waters at Rodel, Harris. Mr Hossack was visiting Rodel Pier earlier this month when he took the picture.

This image of Mealista Island, Uig was taken by reader Alasdair Macdonald on a Panasonic Lumix dmc-lx5. He said: The Mediterranean on our doorstep! We spent the day here and had the place to ourselves minus a few jelly fish.”

Kirsty Fraser of Linlithgow took this eye-catching image, she said: “This is at little Bernera looking out to the northwest, no better place on a sunny afternoon.”

Visitor from Inverness Iain MacDiarmid took this image on a on hot day in Leurbost last June while on holiday.

He said: “The sheep and lambs had found some relief from the heat in the shade of the old croft house.

“I would also mention that I’d had the privilege, almost 40 years ago, to share a meal of tatties and herring there with the lovely couple who once lived in the house.

“I took the photo with a Panasonic DCM FZ72 at f5 and 1/640sec.”

North Bragar resident Brian Lynch took this vivid Rainbow shot over the countryside at Calum’s Croft.

Ken MacAulay of Breasclete took this lovely view of a recent sunset on the Barvas river

John Macaulay took this scene, describing: “The start of the fabled Grimersta loch system against the iconic Lewis mountain, Roineval, in the left foreground.”

Stornoway resident Jamie Feeney shares this photo he took in July of Reef Beach in Uig.

The Sail training ship Bessie Ellen under full sail off Loch Erisort photographed from yacht Selene by Morris MacLeod.