Labour MSP Margaret McDougall is promoting this year’s launch of the Nature of Scotland Awards.
The awards, run by RSPB, aim to celebrate excellence, innovation and outstanding achievement in Scottish nature conservation.
Now in their second year, the awards received more than 90 entries in the first year across six categories.
This year, the categories have been increased to eight.
They will be handed out for excellence in marine conservation, innovations, sustainable development, outstanding contribution, politician of the year, RSPB species champion, community initiative and youth and education.
Margaret McDougall MSP, said: “These awards are a great idea to promote and celebrate excellence, innovation and outstanding achievement in Scottish nature conservation.
“Not only do they highlight environmental initiatives, they promote the best practice and give people ideas that they can take forward in their own communities.
“I’m urging everyone who is currently eligible to entre the awards to do so and make sure that your project doesn’t go unnoticed.”