A killer who shot a police officer was freed from jail and within a weeks had stolen thousands from his girlfriend to fund a holiday to Blackpool.
POLICE investigating a spate of housebreakings have increased the numbers of officers on patrol and have called on the force helicopter to help track down suspects.
POLICE Scotland has formally unveiled the country's first national specialist unit to tackle child abuse.
One of Scotland's most senior judges has come under fire from a leading lawyer for accusing his critics of having "transparent self-interest".
One of Scotland's most senior judges has attacked the UK Supreme Court as "relatively remote" and "far removed from the practical realities" of Scots Law.
A woman has suffered a "frightening" sex attack after getting in a car she thought was a taxi at Edinburgh's Greyfriars Bobby statue.
SCOTLAND is braced to carry out record extraditions as the UK finally gets access to Europe's list of wanted criminals.
A Scot has been detained on marijuana charges in Mexico.
A MOTHER charged with killing her five year-old son has been cleared after a judge accepted she was suffering from a mental disorder at the time.
A CONCERT pianist has walked free for a second time on charges of stalking the best-selling author Janice Galloway.
A MAN was killed at a caravan park after a driver let his girlfriend steer the car while he was operating the pedals, a court has heard.
A TAXI driver has been cleared of assaulting and robbing two passengers after he tried to stop them running off without paying the full fare.
CHILDREN would not have to give evidence in court during criminal trials under proposals backed by the Justice Secretary.
SCOTLAND's most senior prosecutor has denied academic claims of a "shameful lack of clarity" on assisted suicide law.
A TEENAGER who killed his foster mother heard a voice in his head telling him to "stab her", an inquiry has heard.
THE death of a man who claimed he was wrongly convicted of a murder committed by serial killer Angus Sinclair is to be probed by a sheriff.