While many of us were doing everything we could to avoid the Siberian temperatures that hit Scotland in the early part of the year, The Courier's Ian Lindsay braved the cold to fish for skate off Oban. Here he recounts an exhausting battle with a monster of the deep.
Outdoors enthusiasts are being asked to help put Perth and Kinross on the map by taking part in a giant Ancient Tree Hunt.
A new arrival at an equine sanctuary has engendered mixed emotions at a centre struggling to cope with an increase in the number of their charges.
One of the last mysteries surrounding Britain's most famous feathered friends could be solved due to the fund-raising efforts of a Perthshire cyclist.
An impressive sculpture trail has been laid in Blair Castle's gardens, incorporating existing contemporary and 18th century sculpture as well as eight new works from the Memorial Arts Charity's art and memory collection.
A solicitor has been ordered to remove a platform over the River Tummel because it stops anglers flyfishing for salmon.
An intrepid Perthshire climber is hoping to scale western Europe's highest mountain in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
The public are being warned to take down children's football nets because they are proving a menace to wildlife.
A new creature, and master of deceit, has gone on show at Deep Sea World in North Queensferry.
A vet has overcome the physical and mental challenges of a 250km Sahara event, tagged the world's toughest foot race.