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In Pictures / Shetland winter glory – readers share their best shots

SCHOOL closures, travel disruption, bitterly cold gale force winds and a struggle get the house warm – there are many inconveniences when it comes to experiencing winter weather in Shetland.

But there is clearly also a very different side to it all, as this ‘avalanche’ of photos – sent in by our readers – demonstrates. Many thanks for doing so and apologies for not being able to use every single photo that has been sent.

Out for a walk in Muckle Roe (Tracey Doyle)
Looking over the water to West Burra (Wendy Inkster)
Pepe the Japanese Spitz chasing snowballs (Natasha Dean)
Group selfie at Tresta pier after swimming in the sea on Monday morning (Laura Kerr)
Toytown (Tommy Tyler)
Sledging (Sheenagh Pugh)
Miah Farmer (3) enjoying making snow angels (Sara Farmer )
View from Semblister: looking over the voe to Tresta. A brief break in snow showers (Samantha Belokon-Dennis)
Blizzard at Broonies Taing (Richard Lewis)
Snowy garden (Iain Malcolmson)
Clickimin Broch: Lerwick from the back garden (Lynne Geddes)
Burra (Lynn Goodlad)
Jax turned two yesterday and was delighted to have his big brother and sister off school today (Lucy Saether)

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A break in the weather? Looking south from Scatness (Kathy Greaves)
Ireland and the Maywick Road (June Woodward)
Looking down from Tripwell in Whalsay (James Kerr)
(Heather Ní Tnuthail)
Feeding the sheep (Hazel Ann Johnson)
Shetland pony in the snow (Haylay Goddard)
St Ninian’s isle tombolo (Graham Simpson)
Early morning snowy pictures from Bressay (Estelle Hughes)
Snowy days in Sandwick (Emma Johnson)
(Coleen Thomson)
(Bethene Smith)
(Amanda Roz)
View from Kergord, looking south down the valley (Elaine Falconer)

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