Scottish Secretary David Mundell is to confirm a commitment to hand more powers to island communities on a visit to Stornoway.
Local volunteers rejoin search efforts as concern grows for a man who has gone missing in the Highlands.
A community buy-out could see a former Cold War surveillance station turned into a place where tourists can listen to the sound of whales singing.
Parts of Scotland have seen almost double their normal rainfall so far for the month of July.
Plans for a community group to acquire the Falls of Shin tourist site formerly owned by Mohammed Al Fayed's Balnagowan Estate are pushing ahead.
Aerial drones are being used for the first time in the Highlands to seek out giant hogweed and other invasive plant species so they can be destroyed.
About 50 locations in the Highlands are being featured in new movie map to mark their lure for tourists.
The contract to operate public service obligation flights linking Campbeltown, Tiree and Barra with Glasgow is awarded to Loganair.
Scottish house prices were 3.5% higher in the three months to June than at the same time last year, figures have shown.
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Coach Iain Sinclair did not grow up playing shinty but is now one of the driving forces behind Lewis Camanachd.
Holders Newtonmore will Inveraray win their respective ties to reach next month's MacAulay Cup final.
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