Entries are being sought for a new competition focused on finding the best new entrants to farming and crofting.
Applications for the New Entrants Capital Grant Scheme, a key plank of the Scottish Rural Development Programme, will only be accepted for another two weeks.
Access to land is the main barrier to new entrants to farming, claims a new report.
An extra tranche of funding worth £2.5million for new entrants to farming has been announced by the Scottish Government.
Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has pledged to increase the amount of funding available to new entrants and young farmers.
Opportunities for new entrants to farming will be discussed at a national meeting later this month.
A New Entrants Opportunities Programme is to be established to increase the amount of public land available for new entrant farmers.
A north-east farmer who is still waiting for last year's subsidy payment has accused Scottish Government of neglecting new entrants.
Breaking down the barriers facing new entrants to farming will be the focus of a conference next month.
A self-employed agricultural contractor from Udny has been confirmed as the new tenant for the Forestry Commission's starter farm in Huntly.
A young farming family hopes to build a successful business at the Scottish Government's first ever starter farm unit, four miles south of Inverness.
New entrants are being given the chance to apply for a farm tenancy at the Scottish Government's first starter farm unit.
The Scottish Government was left red-faced this week after admitting a "technical error" resulted in it overpaying new entrants nearly £1million.