A young Highland MSP last night spoke of her pride one year on from launching a campaign to cut the use of plastic.
Livestock farmers have been urged to create a winter fodder plan.
Advice on how to manage limited straw stocks is being made available to farmers and crofters by AHDB.
Harvest 2018 progress reports from across Scotland confirm an impending shortage of straw despite more farmers choosing to bale, rather than chop.
Farmers are being encouraged to plan ahead as part of a new straw and feed campaign launched by NFU Scotland (NFUS).
Increased demand for straw, coupled with a shortage of the product as a result of last year’s washout harvest, has resulted in the spot price of straw rising by around £50 a tonne, claims a new report.
Orkney farmers and crofters who are still feeling the effects of last year's wash-out weather have until the end of this month to apply for financial support towards the cost of transporting straw to the islands.
The first emergency shipment of straw to the Orkney island of Westray was loaded yesterday at Montrose on to the coaster MV Burhou.
Mainland farming businesses have donated more than 100tonnes of straw to help wet-weather stricken Orkney producers.