Russian heroes of the Arctic convoys will visit Inverness as part of a reunion tour with British counterparts.
An Aberdeen World War II veteran is to receive a medal of valour from the Russian government in recognition of his services protecting the vital Arctic Convoys during the conflict.
Typhoon jets from RAF Lossiemouth have been scrambled to intercept Russian bombers and escort them through UK airspace.
Mackerel and herring fisherman will be able to "bank" up to 72,500 tonnes of their haul next year after the EU agreed to flexible quotas in the wake of Russian sanctions.
Russia has broken its own ban on fish imports from the European Union.
A father has spoken of his fear and pride after he ascended Europe's highest summit with his 13-year-old son - now the youngest Scot to have scaled the mountain.
Fisheries Secretary Richard Lochhead is seeking permission for fishermen to bank some of their mackerel quota this year in the light of trade sanctions imposed by Russia.
Scottish trawlermen are being urged to target markets in Nigeria and the Far East in an effort to a safeguard the industry from sanctions imposed by Russian president Vladimir Putin.
Yesterday's embargo is not the first time Russia has threatened the livelihoods of fishermen in the north-east.
Industry chiefs have warned Russian sanctions on European food imports could have "extremely serious" implications for the Scots mackerel fleet processors.
If he succeeds, he will become the youngest Scottish mountaineer to scale Europe's largest mountain.
The SNP has raised fresh concerns about military cutbacks after a patrol vessel was sent to intercept Russian naval vessels in the English Channel.