Food and drink
A mini farm shop vending machine is being trialled at Forth Valley College.
The vending machine at Forth Valley College's Stirling Campus offers a broad variety of local products from different producers including bread, vegetables and eggs.
The ten-day pilot scheme aims to connect more consumers with their local producers and, if successful, could see mini farm shops pop up across the city.
A new rural services initiative to help rural pubs diversify and provide local services in communities will launch in the Scottish Borders in January.
Pub is The Hub is launching its service in the Scottish Borders in partnership with Scottish Borders Council. It is also supported by the Scottish Government, the Prince’s Countryside Fund and Diageo.
Views are being sought on the future direction of the Cairngorm and Glenmore area of the Cairngorms National Park.
A 14-week public consultation has launched with the aim of developing a long-term strategy for the management of the publicly-owned land in this area.
More than 100 young farmers gathered in Dundee recently for the second Scottish Association of Young Farmers' Clubs' Agri and Rural Affairs Conference.
Members from across the country took part in the 'Cultivating Futures' event which explored the theme of opportunties for young people.
The second funding round of the Food Processing, Marketing and Cooperation scheme closes for applications on 15 November.