A network of devices already used to record dolphins off Scotland's east coast is to be used in the project.
Seabirds such as the kittiwake are being pushed to the brink of extinction, say conservationists.
Inspectors have reported on an unannounced visit they made to Western Isle Hospital earlier this year.
The first chicks will be collected in the Highlands and released in the south of Scotland next year.
Can mobile branches make a difference in communities left "bank-less" after the latest closures?
The local authority faces losing staff who are concerned about their future in a UK outside the EU.
An encounter with giraffes at a safari park broke months of silence from Poppy Campbell.
Holm Mills Bridge and the new stretch of carriageway form part of Inverness' new West Link.
The 42-year-old driver died at the scene of the one-car collision at Strathcarron in Wester Ross.
Government and lottery investment worth £1m is returning more than 10 times that amount.
Those involved are opposed to land associated with the clash in 1746 being developed.
Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's Scottish Premiership game between Ross County and Kilmarnock.
Owen Coyle feels Ross County were denied a clear penalty near the end of Saturday's 2-1 defeat by Rangers.
Rangers come from behind to beat Ross County and claim three straight wins for the first time this year.
A selection of your pictures of Scotland in the snow and sub-zero temperatures.
A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 24 November and 1 December.
The vote could alter the balance of power in the Senate ahead of next year's mid-term elections.
But the French leader says he will not agree to a demand that America's terms should be negotiated.
Charles Jenkins was detained for nearly 40 years and married a Japanese woman in captivity.
The suspect tells police he chose the Manhattan bus station "because of its Christmas posters".
A blast at Baumgarten - a major gas hub in Austria - kills one and injures at least 18.
The victim was hacked to death on a busy road in broad daylight for marrying an upper caste woman.
Human rights group Amnesty says the EU is actively supporting authorities who work with gangs.
The education minister says pupils may be made to keep their phones in lockers during school hours.
Rabbi Aharon Shteinman, 104, was regarded as "Gadol Hador" or "Leader of the Generation".
The singer disowns a newspaper interview in which he appeared to dismiss Spacey's alleged victims.
The disgraced athlete, who was jailed after shooting dead his girlfriend, sustained minor injuries.
The species would have struggled to survive even without human contact, research finds.
More than a dozen women have accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct. Now, in the moment of #MeToo, how do they feel?
Seif and Ghadir both deserted the "slavery" of the Syrian Army and fled the country.
Marine archaeologists in Senegal are diving on the wrecks of ships used in the transatlantic slave trade.
Migrants attempt to cross from Italy to France through the mountains in sub zero temperatures.
A ballet about the famous Soviet dancer Rudolf Nureyev, who defected to the West, premiered five months late.
Argentina legend legend Diego Maradona unveils a 12-foot statue of himself complete with 1980s hairdo and enormous World Cup trophy.
Scientists think Hunga Tunga Hunga Ha'apai might hold clues on where to look for life on Mars.
Satoru Anzaki, who has terminal cancer, invited 1,000 people to the party to thank them and say goodbye.
The Queensland town of Charleville discovered it had inadvertently missed the anniversary.
New traffic laws to cope with fancy dress go-kart tours in Tokyo.
Unesco says mobile phones could wipe out the whistled language used by villagers in northern Turkey.
A clerical error meant that the seven-year old boy was summoned to begin his military service.
How militant violence has restricted the Hazara people to two districts of Quetta in Pakistan.
"Career women don't end well” is one of the core messages taught to students who attend.
Laurent Wauquiez will lead the Republicans as the party tries to pick up the pieces, writes the BBC's Hugh Schofield in Paris.
Does the crypto-currency Bitcoin really use more electricity than Ireland?
The female social entrepreneur buildings dams for farms and villages across Rajasthan, India.
Tiago Alves says he feels he is living in limbo, six months after the tragedy.
Max Olivares has a rare heart and lung condition, which requires a complex transplant operation.
Jo Collings, Bellfield's former partner, says "whatever he wanted to do, he did".
Veteran TV presenter Keith Chegwin's career stretched from 1970s children's programmes to reality TV.
Skin betting websites let players gamble with virtual items from online games as currency.
The Reverend Mike Long describes the community response to the fire back then and now, six months on.
Young women tell the BBC about their experiences of sexual harassment in our biggest ever survey.
Thousands of schools closed on Monday - but how tough a decision was it after heavy snowfalls?
Heavy snow fell in Ipswich and elsewhere in Suffolk on Sunday.
The igloo took about eight hours to build on Sunday.
Opening up about male infertility.
The Brexit secretary says if the UK fails to get a trade deal with the EU, it won't pay its divorce bill.
Bradley Wiggins - briefly distracted by what he thought was a false-start call - finishes 21st at the British Indoor Rowing Championships.
Experiencing a child's traumatic past could help parents understand their behaviour.
An exclusive look at the visual effects behind the film Paddington 2.
Santacon London 2017 attracted hundreds of people dressed as Father Christmas.
Meet Kimberly Espinel - the blogger teaching people how to photograph food for Instagram.
A meerkat, a raccoon, two turtles and an otter try to predict the results of next year's tournament.
After Donald Trump officially recognised the city as Israel's capital, UK Muslims tell us why that matters.
The Lego models have been created at an exhibition in Norwich.
Snow has fallen across many parts of the UK, bringing power cuts, school closures and some travel disruption.
Claire's sons Jack, 12, and Paul, 9, were murdered in a fire set by her abusive ex-husband.
The parents of a boy, six, who died from meningitis B have called on all children to be vaccinated.
Wolverhampton prankster rescued by firefighters "doesn't care" what people think.
A mum is taking photos of herself on the loo to campaign for disabled toilet facilities.
Citizen Khan actor and comedian Abdullah Afzal explains why he's starring in the Great Muslim Panto.
University student Averil Hart's family said she starved herself to death in 10 weeks.
With the opening of a new exhibition devoted to her works, BBC Rewind looks back at the life of the poet and writer.
A predictive text app has added Cornish to its list of languages.
Sarah, 12, on life since she and her family became homeless in Peterborough.
The Border Force warns shoppers to be on the look-out for counterfeit products.
One council in Nottinghamshire gave BBC News an in-depth look at how it grits its roads.
Former soldier Nick Dunn has landed back in the UK for an emotional reunion with his family, after being held for more than four years in India.
The Queen described "HMS Queen Elizabeth" as the best of British technology and innovation