In Pictures: The best images from Scotland in 2020

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay street party ensured that 2020 began with a bang in Scotland, although the coronavirus pandemic meant that it was not business as usual from March onwards.

Animals, celestial events and Prime Minister Boris Johnson feature in the best images PA news agency photographers have captured north of the border in the past 12 months.

New Year 2020 celebrations
New Year 2020 celebrations
Up Helly Aa Viking festival
Up Helly Aa Viking festival
Cyclist on quiet Glasgow street
Cyclist on quiet Glasgow street
The Kelpies
The Kelpies
Penguin
Penguin
Bass Rock lighthouse
Bass Rock lighthouse
People jog through tunnel
People jog through tunnel
Piper on beach
Piper on beach
Giraffe
Giraffe
Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson
Comet Neowise
Comet Neowise
Train accident scene
Train accident scene
Edinburgh skyline lit up
Edinburgh skyline lit up
Halloween skeletons in Edinburgh restaurant
Halloween skeletons in Edinburgh restaurant
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle
Students take Covid tests
Students take Covid tests
Girl stands in light tunnel
Girl stands in light tunnel