A third humpback whale has been spotted feeding off the Moray coast.
Controversial plans to build a gypsy-traveller site in Ellon have been cast into doubt - after it emerged there may not be enough space.
One of the biggest cranes in Britain will arrive in Inverness next month to lift giant steel beams into place for the new road bridge over the River Ness.
A review of Oban's hospital should result in more services being offered and not less, MSP for Argyll and Bute Mike Russell has said.
A wife accused of embezzling nearly £350,000 from punters in a spread betting scam has blamed her husband.
Councillors will next week be urged to move forward with plans to reduce the speed limit on two busy Aberdeen roads.
UK ministers will reject any bid to give Holyrood control over immigration, The Press and Journal can reveal.
Average speed cameras will go live on one of the north-east's busiest commuter routes next week.
The construction of six much needed "affordable" homes in Lochaber has been approved by councillors despite strong criticism of the design.
An Aberdeenshire woman has been left angered after a council landscaper accidentally destroyed a floral display which sat by her husband's headstone.
The local authority is facing calls to resurrect multimillion-pound plans for a congestion-busting road in a Moray town.
North of Scotland
Aberdeen Asset Management has stood by tradition by bringing a piper to herald the start of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.
More than 70 homes as well as shops and new parks could be built in one of Aberdeen's most deprived communities if plans are approved by councillors next week.
HIE is nothing short of vital for the Highlands and Islands. It is vital for the economy: by supporting new and existing businesses and social enterprises.
The Highland economy is strong - but it could be stronger. The task for the Scottish Government is to drive growth in productivity and the economy. Not as an end in itself but so that we have job opportunities, career progression and a steady income.
The Scottish Government was last night facing a humiliating defeat over its plans to "effectively abolish" Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).
Josh Davey took four wickets as Scotland beat the Netherlands by seven runs to move a step closer to the Desert T20 Challenge semi-finals.
UK and abroad
A bad day for bank stocks pulled the Dow Jones industrial average to its third straight loss on Tuesday as many of the patterns that have propelled markets since election day last year snapped into reverse.
Vanarama National League leaders Lincoln stunned Sky Bet Championship side Ipswich with a stoppage-time goal from Nathan Arnold to secure a 1-0 win at Sincil Bank in their FA Cup third-round replay.
Albion Rovers will go from rags to riches with their William Hill Scottish Cup tie against Celtic, according to chairman Ronnie Boyd.