A nursery has been badly damaged in a fire.
A PROMINENT lawyer in a Scottish Government-appointed post has been cleared of calling Alex Salmond "an a******" on Twitter.
Mel B's husband Stephen Belafonte has said he feels he has been the victim of a "witch-hunt" amid reports the pair had split.
Hollywood stars have reacted furiously to the decision to pull a film about the assassination of the North Korean leader - with Ben Stiller branding it "a threat to freedom of expression".
SCOTLAND has the skills and experience to ensure its financial services sector is much more than a safe haven for call centres and low value-added back office jobs in the future, one of the country's leading economists has declared.
EVANGELICALS opposed to gay ordination are forming a protest movement against greater acceptance of homosexual and lesbian ministers in the Church of Scotland.
THE ruling by the UK's highest court against two Catholic midwives who objected to any involvement in abortion procedures will force medics to leave the profession, pro-life campaigners claim.
AN award-winning biologist is to join the University of Dundee as part of a prestigious fellowship which helps scientific research leaders of the future.
SCOTTISH countryside legend Tom Weir is set to be honoured at a special celebration event at Loch Lomond later this month.
A TRADE union has lost its second legal battle over the use of controversial fees in employment tribunals.
One of Edinburgh's most iconic landmarks is to be turned into a hotel, it emerged yesterday.
The organisers of the Highlands' first-ever carol service at a football stadium are having fun with seasonal wordplay, with talk of Jose Myrr-inho, Frank-incense Lampard and Andy Carroll.
SPORTS groups have shared in a windfall of more than half a million pounds awarded to a range of organisations as part of the legacy of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
UNION leaders have raised fears that the plug could be pulled on North Sea oil production as companies make "slash and burn" cuts to the industry.
Highland Council is proposing to cut more than 300 jobs as it meets today (wed) to finalise its plans to save £55 million over the next five years.
Highland Council meets to finalise its cost cutting plans as it seeks savings of £55m over the next five years, but its most draconian proposals are being moderated or delayed.