An initiative which teaches kids about environmental issues has received funding worth £40,000.
The Acting Minister for Children and Young People Fiona McLeod made the announcement for Scotland ‘Eco-Schools’ during a visit to Busy Bee Nursery in Fife.
In February this year, the nursery achieved a second green flag award for its work in teaching children and involving the wider community in sustainable development projects.
Ms McLeod said: “Protecting our natural environment is vital and by taking part in this programme, children can make a real difference from an early age.
“These are skills they can take with them through life so they can continue to be environmentally friendly citizens.”
More than 98% of Scottish schools currently take part in the programme with 3,747 schools registered and 841,835 pupils involved.
Keep Scotland Beautiful will use the funding to manage the programme.