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Scotland's employment rate hits record high

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:43:31 GMT

ONS figures also show unemployment fell by 12,000 over the three months to June to stand at 107,000.



Firefighters tackle huge blaze at bowling club in Fife

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:31:39 GMT

Police are warning people to keep their windows closed due to the amount of smoke in the air.



Jimmy Calderwood: Former Aberdeen & Dunfermline boss has Alzheimer's

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:25:34 GMT

Former Aberdeen and Dunfermline manager Jimmy Calderwood is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease.



Student attacker not allowed back to University of Aberdeen

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:24:42 GMT

Angus Milligan choked and slapped fellow student Emily Drouet who later took her own life.



Ongoing Holyrood cyber attack fails to breach security

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:11:03 GMT

A "brute force" cyber attack is ongoing, but has failed to breach security systems at the Scottish Parliament.



Last turbine for first full-scale floating offshore wind farm installed

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:43:07 GMT

Five giant wind turbines make up the Hywind pilot development, off the Aberdeenshire coast



Western Isles councillor sorry for council tax arrears

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:10:50 GMT

The Western Isles councillor says he has made arrangements to pay the arrears in full.



Girl, 14, sexually assaulted at Glasgow subway station

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:39:47 GMT

Officers were alerted to the incident at Ibrox subway station just before 20:00 on Saturday.



Snake found on pineapple in shopping in Edinburgh

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:45:02 GMT

The Costa Rican reptile, which has yet to be identified, was spotted by a man once he got home.



DJ jailed for sex attacks on Down's syndrome man and woman in Moray

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:08:39 GMT

A judge rejects a plea for a man who subjected a man and woman with Down's syndrome to sex attacks to avoid a prison sentence.



Police investigate alleged theft by boys in shop lock-in

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:54:45 GMT

It is understood the two boys hid in a Sainsbury in East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, after it closed at 22:00.



Rare footage of 'pure wildcat' captured in Huntly

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:09:38 GMT

The images, recorded by Wildcat Haven, show the animal on a large branch near Huntly in Aberdeenshire.



Rare butterfly spotted in Scotland after 133 years

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:31:09 GMT

A rare butterfly is seen in Scotland for the first time in more than a century.



New flower of Scotland discovered in Shetland

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:28:46 GMT

Researchers from Stirling University discover a new flower in Scotland called Shetland monkeyflower.



Jimmy Calderwood: Former Aberdeen & Dunfermline boss has Alzheimer's

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:25:20 GMT

Former Aberdeen and Dunfermline manager Jimmy Calderwood is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease.



Rare footage of 'pure wildcat' captured in Huntly

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:07:06 GMT

Rare footage said to be of a pure wildcat is captured in north east Scotland.



'My nephew Graham was more than a drug death statistic'

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:20:55 GMT

A volunteer working with the families of addicts says it should never be forgotten that behind every overdose statistic was a son or daughter.



World's fastest knitter to share know-how in Inverness

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:44:40 GMT

The world's fastest knitter is coming to Inverness to share her craft with Fair Isle knitting enthusiasts.



Plans for artificial slopes at CairnGorm Mountain

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:36:03 GMT

The operator of CairnGorm Mountain says it is finalising their proposals for the two new areas.



Charles and William to attend Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:09:03 GMT

The Prince of Wales will be accompanied by his son and the Duke of Cambridge at Edinburgh Castle.



Scotland's papers: Drug deaths 'highest in EU'

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:06:27 GMT

A rise in drug-related deaths in Scotland and Brexit border plans feature on the front pages.



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.



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: 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.



Your pictures: 7 - 14 July

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 05:26:10 GMT

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 7 and 14 July.



Dave Rennie: New Glasgow Warriors boss targets 'depth, quality & good men'

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:27:18 GMT

New head coach Dave Rennie wants to add depth and consistency to his Glasgow Warriors side.



Jordan Rossiter: Rangers midfielder delighted to be back to full fitness

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:08:52 GMT

Jordan Rossiter expresses his delight at returning to action for Rangers following an injury-plagued last season.



Solheim Cup 2017: Catriona Matthew to replace injured Suzann Pettersen for Europe

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:13:46 GMT

Scotland's Catriona Matthew is called up to replace the injured Suzann Pettersen in Europe's Solheim Cup team, captain Annika Sorenstam has announced.



Martin Canning seeks forward reinforcements for Hamilton Academical

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:22:48 GMT

Martin Canning hopes to increase Hamilton's forward options but admits getting players on loan from England is proving difficult.



'I'm fine with who I am'

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:07:17 GMT

Philippa York speaks about her transition from Robert Millar, one of Scotland's best ever cyclists.



New flower

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:08:41 GMT

The Shetland Monkeyflower has a bigger flower with a wider throat than its ancestors.



'Less human'

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:40:04 GMT

James Johnston's Facebook video shames two men who made him feel "less human".



Filling the gaps

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:45:46 GMT

BBC Scotland's education correspondent considers the options to tackle classroom shortages.



Salmond's show

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:37:00 GMT

BBC Scotland's arts correspondent Pauline McLean takes in former first minister Alex Salmond's sold-out fringe show.



Rocking the boat

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:56:31 GMT

The offshore broadcasters who rocked the establishment from a ship moored in the Firth of Forth.



Your pictures of Scotland: 4-11 August

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 15:47:51 GMT

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



Reversing the Clearances

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:42:25 GMT

Land cleared 200 years ago by the Duke of Sutherland is to be bought back from his descendants.