A public meeting with the managing director of ScotRail has been organised for residents of Laurencekirk who feel train services in their community have gone off track.
The Scottish Government has awarded Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) £200,000 to promote Scotch Lamb.
The latest tranche of Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (LFASS) payments will be delivered to farmers and crofters next week.
Practical steps to help Scottish growers respond to climate change concerns and drive low-carbon, environmentally sustainable practices were launched on a farm in Angus.
A trio of projects looking at new breeding technology and bedding for cattle has been awarded more than £175,000.
The maximum prison sentence for people convicted of animal cruelty could increase dramatically under new proposals.
Underwater footage has revealed the secret social lives of basking sharks in Scottish waters for the first time.
A tourist group has been praised for helping bring an increasing number of visitors to experience the sights and sounds of the Mearns.