The youngest member of an orca pod which regularly visits Highland waters has been named after a public vote.
After days of hot, sunny weather during the working week, thunder and heavy rain are forecast as the bank holiday weekend gets underway.
This is the cute otter which went over the water to Skye.
Millionairess Ann Gloag should have taken the bus when she drove from her Perthshire stately home to her Highland castle outside Inverness earlier this year.
A number of emergency service heroes have been recognised at a special awards ceremony for Scottish Ambulance Service staff in the north of Scotland.
A food bank officer and a senior Citizens Advice Bureau manager said yesterday they were "not surprised" by claims people were stealing to eat.