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Praise for Police Scotland stop and search changes

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:09:48 GMT

Police Scotland has made "substantial improvements" over stop and search, inspectors say.

Climber dies after falling in Cairngorms

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:41:32 GMT

A climber has died in hospital after suffering serious injuries in a fall in the Cairngorms.

Scotland's papers: May's union 'fightback' and rates reprieve

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 07:08:32 GMT

Scotland's front pages: Theresa May orders Cabinet to get ready for independence fight and SNP bows to business rate pressure.

SCVO report finds Scottish charities in 'survival mode'

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:29:38 GMT

Report finds Scottish charities have gone into "survival mode" amid severe financial pressures.

BBC chief to outline Scotland plans

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:17:13 GMT

BBC director general Tony Hall will be in Glasgow later to outline his plans for the broadcaster in Scotland.

MSPs to question UK ministers over Brexit implications

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:18:45 GMT

MSPs are to question UK ministers Greg Hands and David Mundell over the implications of Brexit for Scotland.

Island beach one of 'UK's top 10' in travel awards

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:22:05 GMT

A beach in the Western Isles has been named one of the UK's best beaches in the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards.

Minister unveils Scottish business rates rise cap for 9,500 firms

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:52:11 GMT

Scotland's finance secretary moves to quell concerns over rapidly rising business rates by capping increases for a further 9,500 firms.

Scots woman arrested over husband's buried body

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:12:59 GMT

A woman from Scotland is arrested in Portugal for "corpse desecration" after her husband's remains were found on their farm.

Ciaran Williamson killed 'instantly' by falling headstone

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:38:16 GMT

The death of a boy killed by a gravestone was 'instantaneous and painless', an inquiry is told.

'Malpractice' claim at Glasgow City Council

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:22:48 GMT

Police meet senior figures at Glasgow City Council amid allegations of malpractice at the local authority.

Storm Doris to bring snow and wind to Scotland

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:53:59 GMT

The fourth named storm of this winter, Doris, is expected to bring high winds and snow to Scotland on Thursday.

Police investigate after woman raped on Elderslie footpath

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:08:59 GMT

Police in Renfrewshire are investigating after a 27-year-old woman was raped on a pathway near a primary school.

Scottish child abuse inquiry: Senior panel member resigns

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:01:09 GMT

A third senior figure on the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry resigns, citing personal reasons.

The Tawse was the Scottish education system’s corporal punishment weapon of choice

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:27:14 GMT

An essential part of the teacher’s trade, the Lochgelly Tawse was the Scottish education system’s corporal punishment weapon of choice against unruly students.

Scottish Conservative MSP Annie Wells on being young and gay

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:21:23 GMT

Scottish Conservative MSP Annie Wells tells Holyrood that coming to terms with being gay as a young teenager took her to a "dark and confusing place".

Scotland's young carers at higher risk of mental health problems

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:07:30 GMT

A new study finds Scotland's young carers are more at risk of mental health problems than other children their age.

Virtual reality used to help design buildings for people with dementia

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:24:34 GMT

A Scottish architect has helped pioneer a virtual reality guide to designing buildings for people living with dementia.

Search for Perth grave of King James I

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:06:20 GMT

A proposal to search for the tomb of King James the First in Perth is announced as part of a plan to create a visitor attraction in the city.

Cowdenbeath's Dean Brett admits to betting against own team

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:39:42 GMT

Cowdenbeath's Dean Brett says he regrets a series of bets on football - including against his own team - that led to an SFA investigation.

Macmillan warns of cancer 'survival gap' in Scotland

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:05:00 GMT

A charity warns a cancer survival gap is growing between people living in the most and least deprived parts of Scotland.

Mum makes Bell's palsy awareness video

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:44:09 GMT

Mum's video to help people recognise the symptoms of Bell’s palsy.

Feral cats neutered to protect rare Scottish wildcats

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:25:31 GMT

About 80 feral cats have been neutered across Scotland as part of a project to prevent them breeding with wildcats.

Celtic unveils plans for hotel and museum complex

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:56:53 GMT

Celtic unveils plans for a hotel and museum complex near their stadium in Glasgow.

Your pictures: 3 - 10 Feb

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 08:02:10 GMT

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 3 and 10 February.

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: 27 Jan - 3 Feb

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 12:29:37 GMT

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 27 January and 3 February.

Your pictures: 20-27 Jan

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 06:28:44 GMT

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 20 and 27 January.

Your pictures: 13-20 Jan

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:41:33 GMT

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 13 and 20 January.

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.

Six Nations 2017: Scotland must 'stand up' to Wales - Gordon Reid

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:30:32 GMT

Scotland will need to "stand up" to Welsh bullying in their Six Nations encounter at Murrayfield, says prop Gordon Reid.

Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Moussa Dembele, Hearts, Djoum, Hibs, Lennon, Rangers

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 07:50:39 GMT

Moussa Dembele could stay at Celtic for another four years, but a Hearts star says he wants to leave this summer.

Owen Coyle: Blackburn boss leaves club by mutual consent

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:12:00 GMT

Blackburn Rovers manager Owen Coyle leaves the Championship side by mutual consent with the club in relegation trouble.

Six Nations 2017: Wales' Rhys Webb says Scotland will miss Greig Laidlaw's boot

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:53:59 GMT

Scotland scrum-half and captain Greig Laidlaw is a huge loss in the Six Nations, says Wales scrum-half Rhys Webb.

Reign of terror

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:31:08 GMT

For children schooled in Scotland right up until 1980s, a particular leather product was the source of fear and dread - the Lochgelly Tawse.

Scots 'Sheros'

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:32:48 GMT

Scotland's Hall of Heroes at the Wallace Monument is set to honour a woman for the first time.

Going underground

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:00:57 GMT

Twenty years ago, a busload of Scottish musicians travelled to France to play at a music festival. They went on to become some of the biggest names in the business.

Kidnap and regicide

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:14:32 GMT

A team of academics is hoping to find the grave of a 15th Century king of Scotland. Who was James I and why don't we know where he's buried?

Party season: Looking ahead to Scotland's political conferences

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:45:04 GMT

Scotland's political parties gearing up for their Spring conferences - here's what to expect.

Cell mystery

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:09:36 GMT

Researchers at Heriot-Watt university are challenging existing theories about the workings of some of our bodies' most important cells.

Your pictures of Scotland: 10-17 February

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:17:09 GMT

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 10 and 17 February.