Some of the podiums used in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow are to be archived and eventually displayed by museums in Scotland.
The wood used in the podiums, created by Glasgow designer Paul Hodgkiss, came from fallen elm and sycamore trees. Some of the podiums are being given to sporting stadiums, clubs and centres, while others have been donated to Glasgow Life and National Museums Scotland and will be put on display.
Human rights festival returns
The Document Film Festival is set to return for its 12th year, with programmes focused on women's and youth issues.
The human rights film festival, based at the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) in Glasgow, will screen more than 30 documentaries from October 9 to 12, and also include discussions, music, workshops and a student forum exploring the Palestinian/Israeli conflict. The full programme will be released in early September.