A decades-old spruce in the heart of Scotland’s whisky country is among the contenders to be named the Woodland Trust’s Tree of the Year.
Banchory’s Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist Robbie Simpson gives us one of his favourite local running loops
This is a short hilly loop covering the lesser-used trails around Scolty Hill and forest. It follows mostly single trails with some steep climbing and descending.
When wildflowers are presented in fictional stories, more often than not it is in a romantic vein.
Glencoe has been officially recognised as Scotland’s newest National Nature Reserve (NNR).
It’s one of the biggest and deepest bodies of water in the UK and home to a monster called Nessie, which is why thousands of tourists flock each year to visit Loch Ness near Inverness.
The plummeting number of public toilets in Scotland could leave people unwilling to leave the house for fear of being “caught short”.
Scotland’s countryside is expected to benefit from “millions” of pounds worth of free conservation this grouse shooting season.
A “dedicated” teenager is planning to cycle the width of the country to help his Sea Cadets unit buy a much-needed minibus.
When people across the UK were asked to vote in a list of the top 10 best castles in the country, the top two places went to Scottish castles. Edinburgh Castle topped the list, with Balmoral Castle, The Queen’s holiday home in Royal Deeside, coming in second place.
Ground works have officially begun on brand new car parking facilities at one of Skye’s popular tourist’s attractions bringing an end to endless congestion.
As if the trek from Land's End to John O’Groats wasn’t a great enough distance - one adventurer has come up with an even longer journey.
Proposals to drastically improve a scenic walking route along the south Aberdeenshire coast have taken a step forward.
For most people, a trip from Dundee to Perth takes about 20 minutes along the A90. But this summer you can experience the journey in a completely different way.
The first phase of a project to improve part of the West Highland Way has been completed.
Every summer from mid-May through until mid-September, more than 60 Highland games are held under the auspices of the Scottish Highland Games Association. These games are spread the length and breadth of the country as well as the Western Isles, and take place almost every Saturday and Sunday as well as midweek during the height of the season.
Scotland’s finest tree collections have been celebrated at Crathes Castle in Banchory.
It began as a small, three-day festival promoting a handful of organised walks, but eight years on, The Moray Walking and Outdoor Festival is regarded as one of Scotland’s premier outdoor activity festivals.
Picturesque forest walks are great.
Inverness Airport’s latest direct flight offers passengers an unmissable summertime opportunity to explore Switzerland’s largest city, Zurich, and the stunning surrounding scenery.
Given the weather we’ve had throughout March, you’d be forgiven for thinking winter was here to stay for the long haul.
Jamie Crawford might be nearly 40, but he was transported back to his youth when he soared over the Caledonian countryside in a refulgent Tiger Moth last summer.
These stunning photos show the cotton candy-like formation of 'hair ice' captured by an eagled-eye walker.
An incredibly rare fogbow has been photographed at Loch Baa on Rannoch Moor.
An Aberdeenshire landmark has been named one of the most recognisable castles in the country.
Firework displays are always fun and have people from all generations in awe when they light up the sky.
It is almost literally a bird’s eye view.
Test your knowledge of Aberdeen and Inverness by taking our lunchtime picture quiz. Remember to share it with your friends and family to see if they can beat your spot on the leaderboard.
A rare sight of dozens of pilot whales swimming with more than 10 Risso’s dolphins was spotted in a Caithness bay this week.
This is the stunning moment a kingfisher majestically catches its prey in one swift dive.
These striking photos show a rare glimpse of a lucky osprey catching a bite to eat from the River Don in Aberdeen.
RSPB Scotland's Dolphinwatch team are holding an activity-packed family fun day on Sunday at Torry Battery.
As a beginner, what exactly do you carry inside your daysack and on your person when venturing out on Scotland’s Munros?