Police have located a reindeer that was reported missing from a Banff football club.
Looking out for reindeer is usually reserved for children on Christmas Eve, but now researchers at the University of the Highlands and Islands are doing the very same.
After 66 years of reindeer herding "rare" twins have been born in the Cairngorms for the first time.
They use quads rather than jingle bell sleighs to get around the wintery slopes of “Wild Farm” at Glenlivet.
More than 300 wild reindeer have been killed by lightning in central Norway in what wildlife officials described as an unusually large natural disaster.
It will begin to look a lot like Christmas across Moray today - with several towns staging celebrations to mark the illumination of their festive lights.
They are known for their hardiness and might, and for flourishing in some of the coldest and harshest parts of the world.
Santa’s annual mission to fulfill the wishes of children all across the land depend on his trusty reindeer being fit, strong and healthy. He couldn’t deliver all those presents without the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre to help him on his biggest night of the year.
Santa's best of friends, his reindeer, are preparing for a busy Christmas by relaxing at the Cairngorms National Park.
Footage has emerged of festive images and messages projected on the front wall of Aberdeen's Music Hall.
Thousands of people are expected to flock to Fort William on Saturday for the arrival of Santa and his reindeer as part of the Lochaber town's Christmas Festival.