Apple boss Tim Cook has revealed he is "proud to be gay" and hopes that in publicly coming out he can help others come to terms with their sexuality.
Top Gear star Jeremy Clarkson has driven in to another storm of controversial by tweeting that he was driving with a beer close at hand.
SCOTS singer Paolo Nutini has rescheduled two shows at Glasgow's Hydro arena for the New Year after he was forced to pull out of them to severe tonsillitis.
Robbie Williams has named his son Charlton Valentine and introduced him to his fans in another on-line video.
About 100 jobs are thought to be under threat at a bus company.
Same-sex marriage supporters are "equality Nazis" and the new laws are "rubbing people's noses in the dirt", a gay Ukip MEP has said.
Four men have been arrested and up to £1.8 million of cannabis seized in a police raid.
Police searching for a missing man have found a body in a river.
The Bank of England should be renamed to make clear it covers Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as well, a Labour peer has said.
Scotland's biggest local authority expects to see a rising council tax take next year - but said the SNP's "unfunded council tax freeze" continues to put pressure on services.
The Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks are being readied for a stock market flotation after their Australian owner confirmed plans to exit UK banking.
The Scottish NHS is struggling to cope and the flagship vision for its future is in jeopardy, according to the public spending watchdog.
This year is a watershed moment for the wearable technology industry, with more money expected to be spent this Christmas on devices like smartwatches and fitness trackers than ever before.
Public buildings such as galleries and libraries in three Scottish cities are to offer free public wi-fi as part of a £150 million investment programme.
FORMER radio presenter Suzie McGuire has described to a court how she used heavy make-up to hide the injuries she suffered from her husband's alleged beatings.
SEVERAL small theatres and music groups have received a boost in financial support from Scotland's national arts funding body, but some larger, well-known organisations have seen their grants reduced.