Most people love sharing what their favourite things are – holiday destinations, restaurants, pubs, books, films, albums – the list goes on. Scottish Book Trust has indulged us and asked the question – where is your favourite place in Scotland? The public were invited to send photos of their number one location as part of a photography competition. Here are some of the entries competing for the prize of a two day photography course with hotel stay in the Scottish Highlands. See if you can recognise any of these places in Scotland without reading the caption. Interesting – there don’t seem to be any photos of cities or towns or urban grime in general – still the countryside is not too shabby.

Above: An Teallach by Howard Swindells/Scottish Book Trust

Bass Rock by Emily Dodds/Scottish Book Trust

Aberdeen beach by Vicky Mitchell/Scottish Book Trust

Bass Rock by Mathew Schwartz/Scottish Book Trust

Plockton by Ann McLaren/Scottish Book Trust

Skye by Kenny Primrose/Scottish Book Trust

Lochranza by Iris Papaemmanouil/Scottish Book Trust

Ben Loyal by Margaret Squire/Scottish Book Trust

Achmelvich Bay by Kenneth Fowler/Scottish Book Trust

Crivie by Ian Williams/Scottish Book Trust

Loch Laidon by Malcolm Fraser/Scottish Book Trust

Black Cuillin Ridge by Colin Wigston/Scottish Book Trust

Scottish Crannog Centre by Mario Santos/Scottish Book Trust

Lake of Menteith by Jean Bond/Scottish Book Trust (the only Lake rather than Loch in Scotland)

Peebles by Jon Redpath/Scottish Book Trust

Glencoe by Jim Scott/Scottish Book Trust