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Scottish nurses face staff and funding 'perfect storm' says RCN

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:44:40 GMT

Budget cuts, Brexit and growing patient demand are all leading to a "perfect storm" for nursing numbers in Scotland, a new report warns.

UK Brexit Secretary David Davis to visit Scotland

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:46:42 GMT

The UK government's Brexit secretary makes his first visit to Scotland since the vote to leave the EU.

Two children in serious condition after B780 crash in North Ayrshire

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:50:46 GMT

Two children are in a serious condition in hospital after a two-car collision on the B780 in North Ayrshire.

Harvie to warn SNP over 'big business' at Green conference

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:47:23 GMT

Patrick Harvie is to warn the SNP not to "cave in to pressure from big business" if they want support from the Scottish Greens.

Scottish Borders Council faces 'challenges' over 1,100-bridges

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:47:52 GMT

A report outlines the challenges facing Scottish Borders Council in maintaining more than 1,100 bridges which are its responsibility.

Glasgow attack alarm developer secures £800,000 investment

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:49:00 GMT

A Scottish entrepreneur is to launch a new hi-tech personal attack alarm on the market after securing £800,000 of investment.

Woman speaks out after domestic abuser James McCourt is jailed

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:34:13 GMT

A domestic abuse victim who thought her boyfriend was going to kill her speaks of her relief as he is put behind bars.

New Scottish independence bill published

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:38:10 GMT

The Scottish government publishes its draft bill on a second independence referendum, with the proposals now going out for consultation.

Mystery as two empty cars plunge into sea in Edinburgh

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:55:07 GMT

Emergency services are attempting to remove two unoccupied cars that plunged into the sea in Edinburgh.

Beer lorry spills load in Hermiston Gait crash

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:45:22 GMT

A lorry carrying beer kegs spilled its load after a crash on the M8 near Edinburgh.

PC Gordon Semple: Officer 'killed and dismembered on Grindr sex date'

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:15:36 GMT

A police officer was strangled and his body dismembered and partially dissolved in a bath of acid, by a man obsessed with TV show Breaking Bad, a court hears.

Scotrail 'golden train' plan to reduce delays

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:09:23 GMT

ScotRail Alliance publishes details of how it hopes to improve the network after admitting its performance was "not good enough".

Additional police officers deployed for Hampden semi-finals

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:53:41 GMT

Additional police officers will be deployed in and around Hampden for this weekend's Scottish League Cup semi-final clashes.

Stagecoach unveils contactless bus travel plans

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:44:26 GMT

Stagecoach announces plans to bring in contactless payment technology on all of its UK regional bus services by the end of 2018.

Coming-of-age tale wins 2016 Dundee International Book Prize

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:00:03 GMT

The coming-of-age story of an American trans man in the 1980s wins the Dundee International Book Prize 2016.

Boundary changes: Political map of Scotland to be redrawn

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:49:35 GMT

All but three Westminster constituencies in Scotland are to have their boundaries changed under plans to cut the number of seats.

Arrest after fire at Bishopbriggs centre used as mosque

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:56:42 GMT

A 41-year-old man is arrested following a deliberate fire at a cultural centre in Bishopbriggs that is used as a mosque.

Mintlaw death crash driver Pauline Flynn given community order

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:19:46 GMT

A driver found guilty of causing the death of a man by driving carelessly on an Aberdeenshire road is given a community payback order.

Thousands sign up to save three-year-old Ava Stark

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:14:17 GMT

Almost 50,000 people sign up to donate stem cells in a bid to save the life of a three-year-old girl in Fife.

Fugitive Jonathon Kelly on National Crime Agency 'most wanted' list

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:49:32 GMT

An extremely violent Scottish fugitive on a UK "most wanted" list is likely to be hiding in Spain's expat community, according to senior investigators.

Boundary proposals means fewer Scottish MPs in Westminster

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:48:50 GMT

A reduction in the number of seats in Westminster could mean some SNP MPs standing against each other and put Scotland's only Labour and Conservative members at risk.

New indyref2 bill 'a statement of intent'

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:32:06 GMT

The Scottish government says its new independence referendum bill is about keeping Scotland in the EU while critics say it's the SNP's statement of intent.

Corrie McKeague's mother: 'No one can just disappear'

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:03:03 GMT

The mother of an RAF serviceman who went missing on a night out says she believes her son is still alive.

Research suggests Neolithic Orcadians ate rodents

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:26:41 GMT

A study published by The Royal Society is suggesting that the Neolithic people of Orkney ate rodents as part of their diets.

Sea monster tale surrounds UB-85 sinking

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:32:09 GMT

The wreck of a WWI German U-boat off the Galloway coast reignites a tale that the ship was sunk by a sea monster.

Dungavel 'replacement' plans unveiled

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:34:52 GMT

Plans for an immigration removal centre next to Glasgow Airport have been unveiled.

Free trams for Edinburgh's Hogmanay partygoers

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:08:09 GMT

Edinburgh Trams will be free for revellers to get home after the New Year celebrations.

Ice Age fish continue to flourish in loch near Moffat

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:32:37 GMT

A type of fish which dates back to the Ice Age is found to be flourishing after being introduced to a south of Scotland loch.

Scotland's papers: Indyref2 bill and Old Firm crackdown

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 06:09:43 GMT

The Scottish papers feature the bill for a second referendum on independence being published and police warning Old Firm fans ahead of Sunday's Hampden clash.

Your pictures 30 Sept to 7 Oct

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 13:12:42 GMT

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 30 September and 7 October.

Send us your pictures

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 12:53:26 GMT

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

Your pictures 23 to 30 Sept

Sun, 02 Oct 2016 07:54:06 GMT

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

Your pictures 16 to 23 Sept

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:14:28 GMT

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

Your pictures: 9-16 Sept

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 10:56:55 GMT

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

Your pictures: 2 to 9 Sept

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 10:48:25 GMT

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 2 and 9 September.

Your pictures: 26 Aug - 2 Sept

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 10:46:56 GMT

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 26 August and 2 September.

Rangers' Lee Wallace envious of Celtic's Champions League adventures

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:23:40 GMT

Rangers skipper Lee Wallace envies Celtic's Champions League group and hopes his side can play on Europe's biggest stage next term.

Celtic captain Scott Brown not expecting Rangers rout repeat

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:00:51 GMT

Celtic skipper Scott Brown is not anticipating another thrashing of Rangers when the sides meet in Sunday's League Cup semi-final.

Shrewsbury Town: Partick Thistle boss Alan Archibald to remain at Firhill Park

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:42:26 GMT

Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald is ruled out of the running for the Shrewsbury Town job.

Dutch hit seven past Scotland women

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:46:32 GMT

Scotland's women are thrashed in a friendly at Livingston by the Netherlands, who will host next year's European Championship.

Back on the agenda

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:47:47 GMT

The Scottish government has published its draft bill on a second independence referendum, but why now? Here, I attempt to answer some of the key questions being asked.

Spot the difference

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:11:55 GMT

The key points from the Scottish government's draft legislation consultation on a second independence referendum.

Let them eat cake

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:55:23 GMT

Restaurants at three leading Scottish visitor attractions are criticised for their "unhealthy" children's menus.

In search of Pravda

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:17:01 GMT

It was reported last week that the Russian news organisation, Pravda, was about to open an office in Scotland. Is this really true?

Boundary changes

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 23:17:16 GMT

What could proposed boundary changes mean for Scottish MPs?

Your pictures of Scotland: 7 - 14 Oct

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 05:20:04 GMT

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 8 and 14 October.