SNP energy spokesman Callum McCaig has lost his Aberdeen South constituency.
The family of missing oil rig worker Steve Sutherland have released a statement as inquiries continue into his disappearance.
Increasingly rough conditions at sea have caused the operation to move the Transocean Winner to be temporarily suspended.
The boss of Scottish Fuels will face islanders' questions on the cost of fuel at a public meeting in Stornoway at the end of the month.
The first single wind turbine in Easter Ross was yesterday narrowly given the go-ahead by Highland councillors despite attracting more than 70 objections from neighbouring residents.
HIGHLAND councillors yesterday deferred making a decision on an application to build the first single wind turbine in Easter Ross to allow them to scrutinise high-quality photographs of the proposal's visual impact.