Fancy a breath of fresh air without leaving your desk?
Science says we should take regular screen-breaks to keep our eyes and brains healthy.
But if, like me, the view from you window is a drab concrete jungle, your time would be better spent ogling the gorgeous shots from this year’s Scottish Landscape Photographer Of The Year Awards.
The competition celebrates the best of Scottish life, from its idyllic seaside towns to the windswept wilderness which surrounds them.
The organisers shared the winning images and the wanderlust is strong. It’s hard to believe breathtaking mountains like these are just a train ride away.
From Loch Pityoulish to Glen Affric, here are approximately 23 reasons why Scotland is the prettiest place in the world.
Nick Hanson’s portfolio, which included Autumnal snaps from Loch Pityoulish, Glen Afric, and Glamaig was the overall winner
Chris Swan’s portfolio, which contained images taken at Yesnaby Castle, Luskentyre, and the Isle of Harris, came overall runner-up
Winner: Landscape category – Lagangarbh Cottage by Stuart Lamont
Runner-up: Landscape category – Corrour Bothy by Guy Richardson
Winner: Seascape category – Hebridean Sunrise by Sarah Canton
Runner-up: Seascape category – Evening twilight at Crail Harbour by Brian Clark
Winner: Urban category – Sudden downpour buy Gill Williamson
Runner-up: Urban category – Cloud Construction by David Queenan
Winner: Four Seasons category (Summer) – The Fourth Bridge by Dougie Cunningham
Winner: Four Seasons category (Autumn) – Stand by James Roddie
Winner: Four Seasons category (Spring) – Bluebell Carpet by Rod Hanchard Goodwin
Winner: Four Seasons category (Winter) – Bleak Midwinter by Stephen Hinde
Winner: Historic Environment Scotland Award – Neil McDade
Winner: Hebridean Light Award – Martin Watt
Winner: Scottish National Heritage and Johyn Muir Trust Award – Dougie Cunningham
Winner: Your Vision Award – Luskentyre Sails by Darren Cole
Runner-up: Your Vision Award – Raasay and Rhonaigh by Neil Barr
Winner: CalMac Award – Alam MacFadyen
Winner: Youth category – East Lomond Rock by George Rees