A key target for treating cancer patients has been met by the NHS in Scotland, new figures have shown.
Official statistics showed that across the country 95.3% of people started treatment within 62 days of being urgently referred because it was suspected they had cancer.
That means the Scottish Government target of having 95% of patients begin their treatment within two months was met over the three months from April to June, an increase from the previous quarter when the total was 94.8%.
But four health boards - NHS Orkney, NHS Fife, NHS Lothian and NHS Forth Valley - failed to meet the target.
In NHS Orkney, just 83.3% of those who were urgently referred with a suspicion of cancer started treatment within 62 days.
While 100% of people referred after breast screening received help within the target time, only 84.5% of patients referred from the colorectal screening programme started their treatment within two months.
The figures also showed another key cancer waiting times target continues to be achieved - between April and June, 98% of patients started receiving help within 31 days of a decision being taken to treat them - exceeding the target of 95%.
Only NHS Forth Valley failed to achieve this, with 93.7% of patients starting treatment within the timescale.
Across Scotland in the last year almost 22,000 patients were treated within the 31-day standard while almost 12,000 started treatment within 62 days of urgent referral.
Health Secretary Alex Neil said: "We know how important it is for both patients and their families to have as short a wait as possible for both diagnostic tests and treatment, and that is why we are continuing to drive down waiting times for cancer patients across Scotland."