Thank you to Noel Donaldson for these dramatic pictures from Wick a few years ago.
After a few days of rough weather there was a day of calm respite from the wind.
VisitScotland conducted a poll to find out which Scottish islands people would most like to visit.
Kelp Forests absorb CO2 from the sea in similar fashion to terrestrial plants by photosynthesis.
Today is the last in the series of stunning photos by Petra Jochen Bruckhaus.
Photographs by visitor to Orkney Petra Jochen Bruckhaus