The best news and pictures from Scotland this week.
Celebrations to mark the start of salmon season have been marred by a worrying decline in River Tay stocks.
Calls for a moratorium on new salmon farms in Scotland’s waters have been rejected by MSPs.
Wild salmon populations across the Atlantic are continuing to fall, casting doubt the future of one of Scotland’s most iconic species.
Anglers will be able to keep the fish they catch on more rivers next year than in 2018 following improvements in the way stocks are assessed.
Anglers on the River Earn will be able take home some of the salmon they catch next year under revised river gradings.
Scottish salmon production topped £1 billion for the first time in 2017 but Brexit and gill-health issues could impact on output this year.
A man responsible for storing fertiliser too close to a burn connected to the River Tay has been fined £1,200.
Environmental watchdog Sepa has been urged to act as the Scottish heatwave leaves the water level at the River Ericht dangerously low.
A flash of silver in the swirling pool. A cry goes out: “There’s one, there’s one!” Up scoops the net and within its mesh lies a glistening salmon parr.