A crisis summit has been held to discuss how to combat the tree disease Ash Dieback in Scotland. The fungal infection kills ash trees and has been spreading throughout the UK.
The meeting was called at Holyrood after it was identified at fourteen sites across Scotland - including two in the south of the country.
Around fifty of Scotland's leading forestry, environment and land agencies came to Holyrood to try to work out the best way to battle this disease which is threatening to wipe out ash trees across the country.
You may remember last week we reported it had been found in thousands of samplings at Dalbeattie Town Wood but also, perhaps more worryingly in mature trees in the wild near Eyemouth in the Borders. It's too late to eradicate this disease completely but the organisations here today say work can be done now to limit its impact.