A musical composition which tells the tale of a message in a bottle washed up on the shores of Canna will be performed at Celtic Connections.
Hundreds of thousands of pounds will be ploughed into preserving threatened wildlife in the Highlands.
It has been a year for the north-east record books after a rare flower appeared on an Aberdeenshire nature reserve for the first time in nearly two decades.
A contract worth more than £10million has been awarded to cull Scotland’s deer population.
An environmental organisation has apologised after deliberately killing hundreds of trees on an island in Loch Lomond.
The harsh conditions of the Beast from the East have been blamed for a decline in the population of woodland birds in Scotland.
An additional 20,000 trees will be planted in and around Beinn Eighe in Wester Ross to expand native woodlands.
West is best when it comes to populations of harbour seals, surveys have revealed.
There is fresh hope for the future of a rare freshwater pearl mussel after a new discovery in the north.
Plans have been submitted for a new 12-cage salmon farm off Fetlar.
More than 100 miles of new and improved paths will be created across Scotland as part of a scheme to boost outdoor access.
Beavers, badgers and buzzards surpassed even Brexit as a bugbear for the Scottish farming industry at NFU Scotland’s annual conference yesterday when growers from across the country vented their frustration over what they see as a lack of wildlife management by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).
It might be called the common skate - but it is actually more at risk of extinction than the giant panda.
A £5 million fund has been set up to give a cash injection 10 new tourism projects that showcase the outstanding scenery, wildlife and culture of the Highlands and Islands.
It sounds like something from a science fiction story.
VIDEO: A shark eye’s view of their environment as scientists try to discover why basking sharks come to Scotland
Scientists trying to discover whether Scotland's seas are a mating ground for basking sharks have gathered new footage showing Britain's biggest fish being sociable.
A red deer has endured a horrific death on the Isle of Rum after getting trapped in a piece of fishing gear while foraging on the sea-shore.
The Royal Highland Show opened yesterday with around 200,000 visitors and 6,000 animals expected at the three-day-long event at Ingliston.
Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has dropped all but one of its objections to the controversial Coul Links golf course plans in east Sutherland.
The public is to be asked its views on proposed Gaelic names for the most common shellfish in Scottish waters.
The population of bottlenose dolphins in the Moray Firth has has stabilised but remains vulnerable, according to experts.
A remote Hebridean island castle is at the centre of a mystery after some of its art treasures “disappeared.”
One of the hurdles threatening to bunker plans for a world-class golf course in Sutherland is about to be cleared, claim developers.
An inquiry into a controversial windfarm in a scenic part of Argyll will be held next month.
A forest in Argyll is going to be busy with beavers after it was announced that a further 28 are to be released.
A wildlife management project has reached a milestone in its mission to wipe out mink in the Western Isles.
Two of Scotland's most endangered fish species are being tracked in a protected area of sea by scientists using high-tech devices.
Visitors to two of Argyll's best wildlife sites can enjoy the added bonus of nature-inspired al fresco artworks over the coming months.
Hunters shooting geese in Caithness are being warned not to accidentally kill a protected species.
Walkers, divers and fishermen in Argyll are being asked to report sightings of common skate egg cases.
They are nature's lumberjacks who once freely roamed Scotland's woods and waters until being hunted to extinction 400 years ago for their fur.
War has been declared on rhododendron bushes that have invaded a protected bog on the isle of Islay