six years ago self-confessed "petrol head" Iain Banks turned his back on the cars he loved in a bid to do his bit for the planet.
TENNIS ace Andy Murray may have scaled the heights of his game, but the star's foray into the luxury hotel business has hit a fault.
A man is in a serious condition in hospital after being rescued from a river bank.
Scotland's most medalled track and field athlete Lee McConnell has revealed that she is expecting her first child with husband Craig Bonthron.
JOHN Aitchison has filmed big cats in Kenya's Masai Mara and captured the geological wonders of Yellowstone National Park but, he says, few places on earth hold a torch to the wilds of Scotland.
Police have been called in to investigate a nightclub after it reportedly installed a two-way mirror in the ladies' toilet.
A former community centre manager has been found guilty of sexually abusing vulnerable children and adults in his care.
FAMILY and friends have paid tribute to a Scots snowboarder who died after falling from an isolated ridge in the French Alps.
The mother of a young man whose body has been found 14 years after he went missing has said she will miss him every day for the rest of her life.
Renewed doubts have surfaced over the troubled £1.6billion merger plans for Scots softs drinks firm AG Barr and its larger rival Britvic.
A SCOTS lorry driver has criticised the English legal system after being left with a £40,000 legal bill despite winning almost £30,000 in compensation following injuries suffered in a road accident.
A WATCHDOG has demanded police review its probe into the death of a Scots RAF firefighter at an Oxfordshire barracks.
People using tax havens have deprived governments worldwide of £100 billion of revenue, enough to end extreme poverty twice over, according to new figures published by Oxfam.
Comedy writer Eddie Braben, the "third man" behind the successful duo of Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, died yesterday aged 82, his manager said.
It has been feted as the ultimate electronic game system amid promises that household televisions will become more intelligent.
A PASSENGER ship has escaped undamaged after it ran aground on the west coast of Scotland.