I've been working as a journalist for two and a half years, after starting out as a trainee on the Sunday Herald. I now cover general news for The Herald and Sunday Herald. Also interested in Scottish science news.
It has emerged an Ayrshire priest who admitted abusing children almost 20 years ago is still being looked after by the Church.
Father Paul Moore, who is retired, reportedly confessed to the then Bishop of Galloway, Maurice Taylor, in 1996 that he had abused more than one boy.
Rather than reporting him to police, the bishop is understood to have sent him to a treatment clinic for child sex offenders in Canada, after which he was transferred to Fort Augustus Abbey.
Angela Sharkey spoke out yesterday after Scott Snowden, 38, and 50-year-old Robert Jennings were found guilty of murdering her husband Thomas Sharkey Sr, 55, and their children Thomas, 21, and Bridget, eight, as they slept at the property in Scott Court, Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute, in the early hours of July 24, 2011.
They were also convicted of attempting to murder Mrs Sharkey, the sole survivor who was left badly injured but bravely gave evidence against them during an 11-week trial.
Thomas Sharkey Sr, 55, his son Thomas Jr, 21, and daughter Bridget, eight, died in the blaze at their home in the Argyll and Bute town's Scott Court on July 24, 2011.
Assistant chief constable Ruaraidh Nicolson suggested that, had a string of previous fires started by one of their killers, Scott Snowden, 38, been solved earlier, they may have lived.
He made his comments as he announced a review of police procedures in relation to the investigations into five separate fire-raising incidents caused by Snowden between 2008 and 2011.
After a day-long wait by TV crews, journalists and well-wishers – who had gathered outside St Mary's Hospital in Paddington to catch the first glimpse of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's young son – the new prince made his first public appearance.
Moments after his proud parents carried him out of the London hospital at about 7.15pm, the baby's little hands peeked out of his blanket in a miniature wave.
The announcement at about 8.30pm came after a day of frenzied activity outside the London hospital involving hundreds of journalists and well-wishers who had been awaiting news since the duchess was driven to the hospital at 5.30am.
Now songwriter and DJ Calvin Harris has been named as the fourth highest-earning celebrity under 30 in a Forbes rich list.
Dumfries-born Harris, 29, who played more than 150 shows from June 2012 to June 2013 and earned $46 million (£29m), was surpassed only by Lady Gaga, Canadian singer Justin Bieber and songstress Taylor Swift.
The record producer's earnings eclipsed chart-toppers such as Rihanna and Adele.