Eleven-year-old Lily Hey, from Nairn, and her family were among those enjoying the big day.
Library staff are planning an Aberdeenshire-wide bear hunt to mark the 30th anniversary of a children's classic.
A council has sparked confusion by creating a 16ft ski-ing marmot, nicknamed “Marmite”, as the centre of its Christmas lights display.
Chicago Bears won their third straight game in a 31-24 victory over Dallas Cowboys at Soldier Field.
Grandmaster Flash has offered to help 21 Savage “in any way possible” after the embattled rapper was detained by US Immigration And Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Hip hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash, German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and music charity the Playing For Change Foundation have been awarded the prestigious Polar Music Prize.
Highland Council buildings in line for solar panels, LED lighting and new boilers after energy efficiency funding boost
Highland Council says it could save up to £600,000 annually on energy bills thanks to new interest-free finance to invest in efficiency measures such as solar panels, upgrading inefficient oil boiler systems and LED lighting.
Highland Council planners have granted permission for a bunk house on the site of a former brewery in Wester Ross-shire.
Aberdeen council bosses have escaped having to pay a multi-million pound bill to remove dozens of solar panels from across the city, following a new legal judgement.
The Swedish teenager who has sparked a youth-driven push for action on climate change has taken part in a protest in Washington.
Decisions, decisions, eh!
Stephen Graham, Sir Tom Courtenay and Peter Mullan have joined Colin Farrell and Jack O’Connell in Andrew Haigh’s forthcoming adaptation of The North Water, it has been announced.
A primary school pupil from Fort William had the honour of cutting the ribbon to officially open a new puffin crossing in Lochaber.
Bear Grylls is set to star in a new interactive show that will give viewers control over his adventures.
The Liberal Democrats are pledging to invest £15 billion over the next parliament insulating homes to tackle climate change and fuel poverty.
A police drugs crackdown at a Moray dance night has been hailed a success - with no arrests being made in relation to illegal substances.
Sky-gazers can catch a glimpse of a cosmic event on Sunday afternoon with Venus and Jupiter appearing side by side as “two points of light” after sunset.
Two of our loyal readers are celebrating winning the latest £250 competition prizes.
John Campbell Brown, who has died suddenly aged 72, was one of the many people whose interest in astronomy was piqued by tuning in to the grainy TV pictures of Patrick Moore on The Sky at Night.
Family holidays can sometimes be a struggle in terms of keeping the children entertained. Softplay centres and swimming pools have their place, but it’s always great to find something with a bit more substance.
Planners have backed a councillor who installed a new shopfront on his Fraserburgh restaurant without permission.
Three scientists have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their contributions to the development of lithium-ion batteries.
A pack of wild boar attacked and killed a woman outside a home in Texas where she worked as a carer.
The Chicago Bears cantered to a 28-3 lead at half time and snuffed out a Washington Redskins second half comeback for a 31-15 victory.
A long-lost recording of a legendary piper can now be heard for the first time since it was made 125 years ago.
A £100,000 road safety project on the A9 south bound approaches to Inshes junction in Inverness is scheduled to get underway next week.
An Aberdeen fish processing firm has been ordered to improve safety after inspectors found that employees were not protected from the risk of ammonia.
Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to turn the Government's "failed approach" to tackling climate change on its head with a "green industrial revolution" if he becomes prime minister.
Popular culture convention Comic-Con kicked off with major announcements in TV and film.
Youngsters at four schools have been paired with some of Scotland’s top writers in an effort to ignite a love for reading.
People working in the music industry are nearly twice as likely to develop tinnitus as those in quieter occupations, according to a study.
The amount of electricity generated from coal plants around the world is on track to drop by a record 3% in 2019, analysis suggests.