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Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank to close dozens of branches

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:57:35 GMT

The Clydesdale and Yorkshire banking group (CYBG) is closing 79 branches with the loss of 400 jobs.

Airdrie Savings Bank closes its doors

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:21:53 GMT

Airdrie Savings Bank, the last survivor of Britain's independent savings banks, is to close its doors with 70 jobs likely to be lost.

MSPs vote to 'reverse' Highlands and Islands Enterprise plans

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:50:01 GMT

MSPs vote to allow Highlands and Islands Enterprise to retain its own board, reversing a Scottish government plan.

SNP accuses Theresa May of pursuing a 'little Britain Brexit'

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:09:02 GMT

The SNP accuses Theresa May of pursuing a "little Britain Brexit" which could lead to 80,000 job losses in Scotland.

Corrie Mckeague: Swingers website membership investigated

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:19:48 GMT

Corrie Mckeague's use of a swingers website was not a secret, his mother says ahead of second search.

Madonna shares Scottish artist's Donald Trump painting

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:36:08 GMT

A Scottish artist's painting of Donald Trump as King Kong has been shared thousands of times online after postings by singer Madonna.

Royal beekeeper admits giving bees banned drug

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:57:06 GMT

A Royal beekeeper admits giving a banned drug to his honey bees in what is thought to be the first case of its kind in the UK.

Boat wrecked off US in 2014 found on Scottish island

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:48:04 GMT

The barnacle-covered wreck of a catamaran abandoned during a rescue off the US is found on a Hebridean beach.

Painting bought after Brexit sale risk

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:50:50 GMT

A major painting by one of the legendary figures of surrealist art is finally bought after the effects of Brexit put the sale at risk.

Christmas doo: Pigeon delays removal of Fort William tree

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:18:19 GMT

Fort William's Christmas tree is staying up because a pigeon is nesting in its branches.

Online curriculum advice for teachers 'necessary', says education boss

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:00:27 GMT

The boss of Scotland's national education body tells MSPs that "large parts" of a 20,000-page online document for teachers about curriculum reforms was necessary.

Rise in number of Scots seeking work

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:33:56 GMT

Unemployment in Scotland rose by 11,000 between September and November 2016, according to official figures.

Man cleared of abducting woman and throwing snake at her

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:41:52 GMT

A woman who claimed her partner threw a snake at her is found guilty of contempt of court after he is cleared of the charge.

Elmar Brok rules out separate Brexit deal for Scotland

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:39:50 GMT

A senior MEP rules out a separate deal to allow Scotland to remain in the single market.

The impact of Brexit on Scotland ignites Commons debate

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:08:03 GMT

The impact of Brexit on Scotland sparks a heated exchange in the House of Commons between Theresa May and Angus Robertson.

New Jersey rescue catamaran washes up on Uist three years later

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:14:56 GMT

The barnacle-covered remains of a catamaran wash up on South Uist three years after its crew were rescued off the US coast.

Rowett Institute food research centre officially opens

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:50:55 GMT

A new facility for Aberdeen University's Rowett Research Institute is being opened by Camilla, Duchess of Rothesay.

Woman has first haircut since 1994 to raise charity money

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:50:37 GMT

A woman has had her haircut for the first time since 1994 to raise money for a cancer charity.

A puppy who swallowed an 8in kitchen knife is recovering after life-saving surgery

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:57:27 GMT

A puppy who swallowed an 8in (20cm) kitchen knife is recovering after undergoing life-saving surgery.

Body anxious teens avoid PE, says report

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:40:05 GMT

Almost a third of 2,000 UK teenagers told a survey they avoid PE because of body anxiety.

Tesco in Forres introduces 'relaxed' lane

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:40:52 GMT

A supermarket in Moray introduces a "relaxed" lane aimed at making life at the checkout less stressful for some of its more vulnerable customers.

Neighbourhood creates window art

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:58:52 GMT

A neighbourhood is encouraged to create window displays in their homes to transform the area into an outdoor evening gallery.

Scotland's papers: 'Scarf face' and PM's Brexit speech

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:33:20 GMT

Gunman who shot another man outside a school is pictured and Theresa May's Brexit speech feature on Scotland's front pages.

Your pictures: 6 - 13 Jan

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:05:14 GMT

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 6 and 13 January.

Send us your pictures

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 11:59:06 GMT

All you need to know about sending in photographs for our weekly gallery.

Your pictures: 30 Dec - 6 Jan

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 11:52:56 GMT

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 30 December and 6 January.

Your pictures 23 -30 Dec

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 12:01:11 GMT

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 23 and 30 December.

Your pictures 16 - 23 Dec

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 10:27:49 GMT

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 16 and 23 December.

Your pictures 9 - 16 Dec

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 12:09:53 GMT

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 9 and 16 December.

Six Nations: Scott and Taylor return to Scotland squad

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:46:25 GMT

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter recalls Gloucester centre Matt Scott to his squad ahead of the Six Nations.

Jonny Hayes: Aberdeen reject second Cardiff City bid for winger

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:18:19 GMT

Aberdeen turn down a second bid from Cardiff City for winger Jonny Hayes, reveals manager Derek McInnes.

Celtic: Mikael Lustig signs new deal with club until 2019

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:11:57 GMT

Celtic defender Mikael Lustig signs a contract extension to keep him at the club until May 2019.

Hot water

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:40:07 GMT

BBC Scotland looks at the concept of district heating as a more environmentally friendly option as Scottish ministers prepare to unveil climate change plans.

Joan of art

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:40:51 GMT

A new exhibition of work by one of the UK's greatest post-war artists, Joan Eardley, is being held at the Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh.

Who's back?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 01:45:48 GMT

Scots actress Karen Gillan talks to BBC Scotland about making a film in Scotland, her home city and Avengers: Infinity War.

Taxing times

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 01:53:19 GMT

BBC Scotland looks at the idea of a tax on parking spaces at workplaces ahead of Scottish ministers unveiling plans to tackle climate change.

Feeling the cold

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 01:51:42 GMT

It's cold and flu season - but where should you turn for help? A&E, your GP or a local pharmacy?

Paper tigress

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:54:37 GMT

The Scotsman newspaper was first published 200 years ago but for one day in 1995 it decided to change gender.