A grant of nearly £2.5m will help enlist hundreds of volunteers to ensure the long-term survival of key Scottish red squirrel populations.
An MSP raises fears that funds for a flood protection scheme in Dumfries could be spent on "ill-thought-out landscape gardening".
A free music festival in southern Scotland is given funding to allow it to expand and improve the event.
A Dumfries-born photographer receives a top honour for his work
Scotland's Hall of Heroes at the Wallace Monument is set to honour a woman for the first time
Proposals to condense the Six Nations into five consecutive weeks would be "impossible" for players, says Scotland's Stuart Hogg.
Edinburgh recruit Darcy Graham, "one of the most exciting prospects in Scottish rugby", on a two-year professional contract.
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