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Lovers of Light photography competition...Undated handout photo issued by VELUX of 'Drawn' taken in Scotland by Ford Buchanan, which is one of the six entries from the UK to make the top 10 shortlisted photographs in VELUX's third annual Lovers of Light photography competition. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday March

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‘Drawn’ taken in Scotland by Ford Buchanan, is one of the six entries from the UK to make the top 10 shortlisted photographs in VELUX’s third annual Lovers of Light photography competition. 

A general view of the container ship Lysblink Seaways grounded at Kilchoan, West Ardnamurchan in the West Highlands

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The container ship Lysblink Seaways grounded at Kilchoan, Ardnamurchan in the West Highlands, Scotland on Wednesday

UK Met Office Issues Warning After The Coldest Night Of The Winter...GARTOCHRAN, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 19:  A general view of Loch Lomond from Duncryne on January 19, 2015 in Gartochran, Scotland. Temperatures in parts of Scotland have fallen to as low as -12C during what forecasters say has been the coldest night of the winter so far.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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A general view of Loch Lomond from Duncryne in Gartochran, Scotland. Temperatures in parts of Scotland have fallen to as low as minus 12 degrees Celsius during what forecasters say has been the coldest night of the winter so far. 

Pink footed geese take off to feed from Montrose Basin on November 5, 2014 in Montrose, Scotland. Staff and volunteers at the Scottish Wildlife Trust have recorded more than 78,000 geese arriving to spend the winter in the reserve, eclipsing a previous record, set in 2010, which saw 65,060 geese arrive at the nature reserve.

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Pink-footed geese take off to feed from Montrose Basin on Wednesday in Montrose, Scotland. Staff and volunteers at the Scottish Wildlife Trust have recorded more than 78,000 geese arriving to spend the winter in the reserve, eclipsing a previous record set in 2010

Students from St Andrew's University indulge in a tradition of covering themselves with foam to honour the 'academic family' on October 20, 2014, in St Andrews, Scotland. Every November the 'raisin weekend' which is held in the university's Lower College Lawn, is celebrated and a gift of raisins (now foam) is traditionally given by first year students to their elders as a thank you for their guidance and in exchange they receive a receipt in Latin.

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Students from St Andrews University indulge in a tradition of covering themselves with foam to honour the ‘academic family’ on Monday, in St Andrews, Scotland

A spectator wearing a hat covered in badges waits for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Ryder Cup golf tournament, at Gleneagles, Scotland, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014.

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A spectator wearing a hat covered in badges waits for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Ryder Cup golf tournament, at Gleneagles, Scotland

US fans watch players on the 14th tee during a practice round ahead of the Ryder Cup golf tournament, at Gleneagles, Scotland, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014.

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US fans watch players on the 14th tee during a practice round ahead of the Ryder Cup golf tournament, at Gleneagles, Scotland on Wednesday

Supporters from the "Yes" Campaign react as they sit in George Square in Glasgow, Scotland  on Friday

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Supporters from the “Yes” Campaign react as they sit in George Square in Glasgow, Scotland on Friday

First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond during a press conference at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh after Scotland rejected independence in the Scottish independence referendum. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday September 18, 2014. Scotland has rejected independence, despite the Yes campaign winning a majority in the largest city. While Glasgow voted in favour of independence, the margin of victory was not large enough to give Alex Salmond and his campaign the momentum they need.

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First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond during a press conference at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh after Scotland rejected independence in the Scottish independence referendum

Pro-union supporters celebrate as Scottish independence referendum results are returned at a 'Better Together' event in Glasgow, Scotland, on September 19, 2014. Scotland appeared set to reject independence on Friday with 23 out of 32 voting areas declared and the crucial Glasgow region having given its result.

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Pro-union supporters celebrate as Scottish independence referendum results are returned at a ‘Better Together’ event in Glasgow, Scotland, on Friday

Piper, Ryan Randall, leads a march to the polling station in Craigmillar, Edinburgh.

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Piper, Ryan Randall, leads a march to the polling station in Craigmillar, Edinburgh.

Yes voter Duncan Thomson waits for the doors to open at St Martins Church hall polling station, as the people of Scotland take to the poles to decide whether Scotland should become an independent country, on September 18, 2014 in Renton, Scotland. After many months of campaigning, final opinion poles show the referendum result is still  too close to call.

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Yes voter Duncan Thomson waits for the doors to open at St Martins Church hall polling station in Renton, West Dunbartonshire, as the people of Scotland take to the polls to decide whether the country should become an independent nation

Scots turn out to vote in Scottish referendum...epa04405147 Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond gives the thumbs up after voting in the Scottish referendum in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, 18 September 2014. Scots are turning out across Scotland to vote in the Scottish referendum.  Polls opened early in Scotland, with voters set to decide whether or not to end more than 300 years of union with the rest of the United Kingdom. Almost 4.3 million people have registered to vote across 32 different localities in the referendum, making it the largest-ever recorded electorate in Scotland. Turnout is expected to be high.  EPA/ANDY RAIN

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First minister Alex Salmond gives the thumbs up after voting in the Scottish referendum in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Almost 4.3m people have registered to vote across 32 different localities, making it the largest-ever recorded electorate in Scotland. Turnout is expected to be high. 

Yes campaigners stand near No supporters at Dumbarton Town Hall as former Prime Minister Gordon Brown leaves after attending a rally.

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Yes campaigners stand near No supporters at Dumbarton Town Hall as former Prime Minister Gordon Brown leaves after attending a rally.

No campaigner Judy Shaw Stewart from Doune as she sits out at the A84 to protect vandalised NO Thanks signs  ahead of the Scottish Referendum on September 18th.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday September 15, 2014.

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No campaigner Judy Shaw Stewart from Doune as she sits out at the A84 to protect vandalised NO Thanks signs on Monday ahead of the Scottish Referendum on September 18th

Yes supporters await the arrival of  First Minister Alex Salmond to meet Scots and other European citizens to celebrate European citizenship and "Scotland's continued EU membership with a Yes vote" at Parliament Square in Edinburgh.

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Yes supporters await the arrival of First Minister Alex Salmond to meet Scots and other European citizens to celebrate European citizenship and “Scotland’s continued EU membership with a Yes vote” at Parliament Square in Edinburgh

A wall in Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh, Scotland, as the Scottish independence referendum campaign continues.  Picture date: Tuesday September 2, 2014.

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A wall defaced with a pro independence slogan in Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh, Scotland, as the Scottish independence referendum campaign continues

Police Scotland Fife pipe band take part in 2014 World Pipe Band Championships grade one qualifiers at Glasgow Green on August 15, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. The annual World Pipe Band Championships has returned to Glasgow this weekend, with a programme that will have 300 performances from 223 pipe bands competing for the title.

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Police Scotland Fife pipe band take part in 2014 World Pipe Band Championships grade one qualifiers at Glasgow Green on Friday in Glasgow, Scotland

Edinburgh Festival Fringe entertainers perform on the Royal Mile on August 14, 2014 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The largest performing arts festival in the world, this year's festival hosts more than 3,000 shows in nearly 300 venues across the city.

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe entertainers perform on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Fringe Festival acts play to the crowds during the first day of the festival on the Royal Mile.

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival acts play to the crowds during the first day of the festival on the Royal Mile on Friday