A lost puppy amazingly managed to find her own way home after going missing in sub-zero conditions next to a Highland river - as more than 100 residents braved the cold to search for her.
Local lifeboat crews have been left baffled after a fishing boat at the centre of an apparent distress call was found at Avoch Harbour.
A bomb squad has carried out a second controlled explosion on a World War II device on Nairnshire beach within the space of a week.
Police have launched an investigation after a coastguard vehicle was "shot" during a training exercise.
Police are investigating after a north of Scotland coastguard were allegedly shot at as they drove in their car.
Police were last night continuing their search for an alleged gunman who targeted Highland Coastguard workers.