Researchers have captured “stunning” images of marine life in the waters around St Kilda as a survey revealed its reefs and sea caves are in good condition.
It has been a year of extremes for the UK’s weather and wildlife. Here is how 2018 unfolded month by month at National Trust properties around the UK.
Fresh calls have been made for environmental chiefs to take a tougher stance on people disturbing seals at a north-east estuary.
Noise pollution from cargo ships can stop the singing of male humpback whales, a study has suggested.
What’s more frighting, coming face to face with a snow leopard or a leopard seal? How do you get close to the biggest fish in the sea and can your eyeballs freeze when the temperature drops to minus 50C?
One of Ardersier’s best-loved community spaces has had a facelift thanks to community efforts.
An international nature campaigner has described marine litter along Shetland’s coastline as the worse he has seen “anywhere in the world”.
Two species of Scotland’s iconic seabirds are booming on an island nature reserve.
People in Scotland have been urged to introduce a pond or pool to their garden after a new study revealed toad and frog sightings have decreased.
A walrus who has delighted nature lovers by touring the north coast appears to be returning home to the arctic.
A walrus who has stunned nature lovers by embarking on a tour of Scotland has delighted animal enthusiasts in Wick by surfacing in the far north town this evening.
Look at these stunning views of Cairngorms National Park from a bird's eye view.
Two masked gunmen have been caught on camera beneath the nest of a protected bird of prey in the middle of the night.
An RSPB research project has revealed the precise movements and behaviours of endangered Scottish seabirds for the first time.
International scientists have discovered a positive link between the overall health of bees and the presence of active agricultural production.
A dolphin which suffered horrific sunburn across 40% of its body last year, when it washed up on a Highland beach, has made a "mind-blowing" recovery.
The Three Sisters Mountains in the Scottish Highlands has been named one of the top 3 views across Britain.
Harassing seals at an Aberdeenshire beauty spot could soon become a criminal offence.
Pet owners are being urged to get their cats involved in the fight to protect one of Scotland's most treasured species.
A humpback whale from a breeding population in the eastern Caribbean sea has been recorded for the very first time in British waters.
Fears have been raised that youngsters and animals could be harmed by Police Scotland policies surrounding their investigation of bird of prey poisonings.
A busy north-east animal sanctuary has revealed plans to build a wildlife hospital on its grounds after one of its busiest years.
A scenic Deeside estate could soon offer visitors a new perspective on its wild landscape.
This stunning picture shows the moment a huge herd of one of Scotland's most iconic species was spotted grazing on a north-east hilltop.
Freezing temperatures have created a rare and bizarre ice spike in the Highlands.
It’s not just people who will be flourishing in the new community of Countesswells, wildlife will bloom too, thanks to the focus on biodiversity across the 160-hectare site.
It's already a wonderful attraction. And now its reputation is set to soar even higher.
A seal pup rescued from a Moray beach had to be put down after vets realised its injuries were worse than initially feared.
Plans for a 21-mile long protection area along the north-east coast to safeguard the region's most under-threat seabirds have been backed by councillors.
A charity hoping to save the Scottish wildcat has claimed a government-backed protection scheme is putting north-east kittens at risk.
One of the last strongholds of Scottish wildcats has been discovered in the north-east by a group of conservationists fighting tooth and nail to save the species.