An intrepid Perthshire climber is hoping to scale western Europe's highest mountain in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
The race to save "Ratty" is being run in Fife, as the region rolls out its bio-diversity action plan.
Scotland's most famous bird of prey has come back from the brink of death in a bid protect her two young chicks.
Recent research shows "hopeful signs" for the recovery of the world-renowned Loch Leven brown trout.
The trouble with centenaries is that the weather can often spoil the festivities, writes Garry Fraser.
Fired up by his ability to milk an egg, Jim Murphy has set his sights considerably higher with his latest conjuring trick attempting to turn watered-down beer into wine uncorked to celebrate halting the SNP’s rise.