More than 200 pupils from across the north met in Inverness yesterday to show off their engineering and science skills.
A Scottish head teacher has swapped the classroom for the office to take on a two-year secondment with BP's North Sea business to help co-ordinate the oil major's extensive links with more than 200 primary and secondary schools throughout the UK.
The ingenuity of the next generation of engineers shone out at this year's annual Young Engineers Clubs showcase in Aberdeen.
Youngsters from the Highlands have been given a flavour of what careers in the STEM subjects could bring them after visiting Thurso's world-class Environmental Research Institute (ERI).
Schools from the Highlands have romped home with a clutch of awards from this year's Junior Saltire Prize.
A WIND energy firm announced plans yesterday to provide £3.25million over 25 years for educational initiatives in the Highlands if its proposed windfarm near Inverness secures planning permission.
A RECORD number of pupils from schools across the north-east are expected to compete to become successful oil&gas operators in the UK heat of a major international competition.