The Royal Highland Show and its organisers the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland are well accustomed to handing out awards to prize winning livestock, food and drink products and innovative farm equipment.
Engineering buffs, students, and those curious about how we tap energy from our rivers, will welcome a forthcoming joint project between Scotland and Norway to document the development of the hydro-industry.
A tip-off by an alert resident on the isle of Rum National Nature Reserve (NNR) helped catch egg thief Matthew Gonshaw.
Scottish Biodiversity Week is a relatively new initiative to highlight the importance of maintaining and understanding the rich web of life that sustains us day to day. The week has been held every year since 2001, starting as a local initiative in Fife in 2000 and growing into a national event.
Overworked or overstressed? Nature charity the Woodland Trust has a potential cure for you. The Trust is suggesting people take a relaxing walk in the woods to enjoy bluebell season.
Food and drink festival Taste of Edinburgh returns to The Meadows. Expect a host of cookery displays and presentations from celebrity chefs and local Edinburgh restaurants, hands on culinary classes, and over 100 stalls from Scottish purveyors of speciality food and drink in the temporary gastronomes' village.
Taste of Edinburgh moved to a later date and from Inverleith Park to The Meadows in 2011.
Cramond Beach in Edinburgh has been selected as one of the first locations in the UK to hold a Marks & Spencer (M&S) and Marine Conseration Society (MCS) Big Beach Clean-up.
Friends of the Earth Scotland is holding a Craft Fair on Saturday 28 April and 4 August 2012.
Entry is FREE and there will be a cafe selling drinks and home baking, as well as a raffle.