Scotland

'Bolder' Big Burns Supper begins in Dumfries

More than 200 events are taking place during the "most ambitious" programme in its seven-year history.

Scotland

Solicitor 'revolt' at legal advice change

New rules that entitle anyone in police custody to legal advice will be unworkable, solicitors have warned.

Scotland

Extra support planned for Scots welfare claimants

Applicants will be allowed to have a "supporter" with them during welfare assessments in the Scottish social security system.

Scotland

Scapa Flow microplastics levels 'similar to Forth and Clyde'

Researchers at Heriot-Watt University took more than 100 sediment samples from 13 Orkney beaches.

Scotland

Two fishermen missing after boat capsizes in Loch Fyne

One man pulled from the water told rescue teams that two others had been aboard with him.

Scotland

Headless woman twist to Highlands mystery of The Old Fox

Bones in a lead casket were previously thought to be those of a notorious clan chief and the last man to be beheaded in Britain.

Scotland

Edinburgh woman dies after being hit by car she had been travelling in

June Holloway was one of four women struck by their vehicle as it rolled backwards in the street.

Scotland

Strangers attend 103-year-old woman's funeral

Friends of a 103-year-old widow who died with no family were joined at her funeral by strangers, politicians, police and soldiers.

Scotland

Assistant Chief Constable faces new misconduct claims

The police watchdog is already conducting two investigations into Bernard Higgins, who is suspended.

Scotland

Private school teacher admits indecent pictures charges

Craig Wood was caught with 1,000 sexual images of "the most extreme nature".

Scotland

Ex-Rangers administrator claims he was 'failed' by police

Businessmen David Whitehouse has raised a £9m action as he was 'unlawfully detained'.

Scotland

Sturgeon backs justice secretary over chief constable meeting

Nicola Sturgeon says her justice secretary acted "entirely appropriately" in a meeting over Police Scotland's chief constable.

Scotland

New Scottish GP contract gets BMA go-ahead

The British Medical Association agrees to implement a new deal for GPs after 71.5% back it in a poll.

Scotland

Mother's mental health bid hits Holyrood milestone

A mother's bid to change anti-depressant prescribing reaches a turning point at Holyrood as MSPs ask for more information.

Scotland

Airbnb plans for 90-day restriction in Edinburgh

Short-term letting hosts would be restricted to renting out their properties for three months outwith peak festival times in Edinburgh.

Scotland

Travel warnings should be 'simplified' says Humza Yousaf

Scotland's transport minister says the system for warning about travel and weather should be more explicit.

Scotland

My husband's child sex images made me feel like a victim too

The wife of a man caught with indecent child abuse images wants access to the same help and support as victims.

Scotland

HIV positive man can become a commercial pilot

Aviation officials reverse a decision not to grant him a medical certificate to train with an airline.

Scotland

Newlyweds stabbed neighbour to death on his doorstep

Rene Howieson and Kathleen Downey also threw boiling water and sugar over Colin Skilbeck last March.

Scotland

Nine calls to Holyrood harassment helpline

The Scottish Parliament's sexual harassment helpline was set up in November after concerns were raised.

Scotland

Possible new detail on Wick man's death in 1997

The case involves the discovery of a 24-year-old Kevin Mcleod's body in a harbour in the late 1990s.

Scotland

Bread baskets dumped down Glasgow sewer

Maintenance workers discover 30 industrial plastic bread carriers dumped inside large sewage pipe in Glasgow

Scotland

Bomb squad called to Camelon police station

A road is sealed off after a suspicious package is discovered outside a police station in Camelon.

Scotland

Orkney care worker struck off over drugs

Abigail Gardiner was previously convicted of allowing a 13-year-old to take ecstasy in Orkney.

Scotland

Burghead Primary in Moray forced to close by stomach bug

Burghead Primary will be closed on Thursday and Friday, to allow a deep clean to take place.

Scotland

Scotland's papers: RBS 'left struggling customers to hang'

Bank memo suggests struggling businesses be allowed to hang themselves, according to Scotland's front pages.

Scotland

MSPs set for Brexit bill talks at House of Lords

MSPs head for the House of Lords for talks with MPs and peers in a bid to avert a Brexit "constitutional crisis".

Scotland

MSPs recommend repeal of Offensive Behaviour at Football Act

A majority of members on Holyrood's justice committee back a bid to repeal the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act.

Scotland

Ex-Carillion boss resigns from Aberdeen oil services giant

Richard Howson, who left Carillion just weeks before it went into administration, has stepped down from the board of Wood.

Scotland

Two men arrested after £250,000 of cannabis seized from flat

Officers targeted the property in the east end of Glasgow at about 14:00 on Tuesday.

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