Scotland's first Arctic Policy Framework has been launched in Orkney by Cabinet Secretary for External Affairs Fiona Hyslop.
The framework sets ambitions for Scotland across the Arctic while encouraging academia, civic society and government organisations to have a greater level of collaboration with international counterparts.
Businesses and organisations can now apply to a £30 million fund to create low-carbon heating infrastructure.
This autumn sees the launch of the first Great Scottish Squirrel Survey.
During National Red Squirrel Week (23-29 September), the Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels (SSRS) project is calling on people to get outdoors, explore nature and be on the lookout
for tufted ears and bushy tails.
SSRS monitors squirrel populations throughout the year, but autumn is a particularly rewarding time for squirrel-watching as they busy themselves gathering food and preparing for the colder months ahead.
Impact Funding Partners are to manage the Big Climate Conversation Community Fund (BCCCF) on behalf of the Scottish Government.
The Scottish Government is currently holding The Big Climate Conversation, engaging with individuals, the private and public sectors about the role that everyone needs to play in ending Scotland’s contribution to climate change.
Communities and businesses in the Highlands are being asked to share their experiences about how severe weather and climate change has affected them over the past few years.