Man-made oyster reefs could be used to protect a Mearns community against the effects of tidal and rainfall erosion.
Early plans have been unveiled for a huge oyster farm in the Cromarty Firth which could create a “marine centre of excellence” and rekindle a traditional local industry.
Oysters have been reintroduced to a Scottish firth after a century's absence in a "ground-breaking" environmental project.
October is here: it's drizzling, dark by 7pm, and we're about to face that glorious time of year known as cold and flu season.
Plans for a Lochaber shellfish farm - which have attracted more than 40 objections - will be considered by Highland councillors next week.