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Man jailed for killing former best friend in Edinburgh

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 10:35:14 GMT

Kieran Davies attacked Ashley Hawkins with a hammer and metal bar during the attack in Edinburgh.

Tory MP Douglas Ross criticised over gypsy remark

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 09:41:05 GMT

Douglas Ross says he would impose "tougher enforcement against gypsy travellers" if he was prime minister.

Mary Barbour statue to be erected in Glasgow

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 10:46:39 GMT

The memorial will show people marching behind the Govan-based campaigner who led rent protests during World War One.

Scottish police authority chief executive retires

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 10:21:40 GMT

John Foley takes early retirement, months after a watchdog criticised a "dysfunctional" leadership.

Former employee jailed for £1m Dundee council fraud

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 10:16:16 GMT

The 52-year-old former IT officer carried out the seven-figure fraud over almost seven years.

Fire sprinklers flood new Inverness Royal Academy

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 08:34:04 GMT

Inverness Royal Academy, which opened earlier this year, is closed as the water is mopped up.

Audit Scotland: Care changes 'should benefit more people'

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 23:13:49 GMT

A new report says there is still a lot to do to provide self-directed support for everyone.

Scottish Borders Council to raise school uniform grant

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 23:16:41 GMT

A local authority highlighted in a BBC Scotland investigation is to increase its payment levels.

Duke at Queensferry Crossing opening

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 19:59:09 GMT

Prince Philip will join the Queen to open the Queensferry Crossing, having retired from solo duties.

'Absent' southern Scotland region makes signpost plea

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 23:41:18 GMT

Southern Scotland firms say it may stop drivers thinking there was "nothing between Glasgow and Carlisle".

Scottish Book Trust reading project to help primary pupils

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 23:21:31 GMT

The move follows claims 13,000 children a year leave primary school unable to read fluently.

Gers figures: Scottish economy deficit cut to £13.3bn

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:47:56 GMT

Scotland's public spending deficit has been reduced by about £1.3bn over the past year, according to official figures

Trump luxury hotel given £110,000 Scottish tax rebate

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:10:56 GMT

The tax rebate was meant to aid struggling small businesses and revive Scotland's tourism industry.

Journalism course review after backlash over disabled student

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:16:23 GMT

A college orders a review after a student was told a disability would mean him missing out on a qualification.

Jeremy Corbyn calls on SNP to use powers to offset austerity

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:20:12 GMT

Jeremy Corbyn says people who are living in poverty and who have lost college places should ask why the SNP have not done more to offset austerity.

Flash flooding misery for Dundee's commuters

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 10:59:38 GMT

Flash flooding brings morning rush-hour misery to commuters in Dundee.

Vikings come to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:23:39 GMT

Mirrie Dancer was built for South Mainland's annual Up Helly Aa fire festival to celebrate the islands' heritage.

Reduction in Scotland's public spending deficit

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:20:38 GMT

Scotland's finances show a slight improvement on last year with a fall in the public spending deficit.

Pound coin joke is funniest at Edinburgh Fringe

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:25:07 GMT

A joke about the new pound coin wins the award for the funniest joke of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Lion's mane jellyfish swims off Summer Isles

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:02:39 GMT

A large lion's mane jellyfish is filmed by a snorkeler at Isle Martin in the Summer Isles.

Business rates could be rolled out to other sectors

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:43:08 GMT

Leisure centres, private schools and universities could be brought into the business rates system according to a review.

'Festival of thought' ready to go near Innerleithen

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 09:49:04 GMT

Organisers of the Beyond Borders event promise "something for everyone" over their two-day programme.

Sheepdog rescued from 50ft ledge after thunderstorm near Tynron

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:09:45 GMT

A mountain rescue team was called out to find the animal after it was heard barking in the middle of the night.

Scotland's papers: Scotland's deficit cut to £13.3bn

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 06:22:03 GMT

The state of Scotland's economy is revealed by official statistics is one story on the front pages.

Your pictures: 4-11 Aug

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 15:47:51 GMT

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 4-11 August.

Send us your pictures

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:49:58 GMT

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

Your pictures: 28 July - 4 Aug

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 05:17:20 GMT

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 28 July and 4 August.

Your pictures: 21-28 July

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:57:10 GMT

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 21 and 28 July.

Your pictures: 14-21 July

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:24:11 GMT

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 14 and 21 July.

Jon McLaughlin: Hearts aim to sign former Burton Albion goalkeeper

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 10:41:37 GMT

Hearts hope to sign former Burton Albion goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin after the 29-year-old impressed on trial.

Celtic await Champions League draw as one of Pot 4 seeds

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 06:46:21 GMT

Celtic are in the fourth pot of seeds for Thursday evening's Champions League group stage draw in Monaco.

Lots of women could manage men's teams, says Scotland's Shelley Kerr

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 07:56:22 GMT

Scotland women coach and former Stirling University boss Shelley Kerr says "lots of females" could manage in the men's game.

AIBA World Boxing Championships: Aqeel Ahmed targets first Scottish medal

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 10:42:50 GMT

Aqeel Ahmed wants to be the first Scotsman to win a medal at amateur boxing's World Championships.

Soul in a different body

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 23:57:10 GMT

Born female and Egyptian, Adam is now fully male and fully Glaswegian and the subject of a play.

Tax and spend

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 10:20:21 GMT

The official figures on Scotland's public finances tends to spark a political bunfight.

Rock up

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:19:15 GMT

What started as a whim seven years ago has become a major project for a London-based photographer.

In pictures

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:38:52 GMT

Hundreds of mountain bike riders descend on the Scottish Borders for a sell-out event in the Tweed Valley.

In pictures: Scotland's far north

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:57:39 GMT

A picture of the landscapes, people and customs of rural Scotland in the late 1970s and 80s.

Your pictures of Scotland: 11-18 August

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:00:33 GMT

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 11 and 18 August.