The most environmentally-friendly ferry enters service today on a route connecting Orkney with the Scottish mainland.
A 79-year-old man has died after falling ill on board a ferry in the north of Scotland.
An adventurer, who is currently undertaking the equivalent of 100 marathons, will visit Caithness this weekend as she navigates her way from the most northern tip in Shetland - and she is doing it while running barefoot.
Bus services to Gills Bay in Caithness are to be maintained by transport operator stagecoach following a public backlash on their decision to abolish the route.
Ferry passengers in the north claim they could be left high and dry after transport operator Stagecoach announced plans to cut services to Gills Bay.