Thousands of cyclists have descended on the Scottish Parliament calling for increased funding to make cycling safer.
The death of a woman whose body was found in a city garden is being treated as unexplained, police said.
The Foreign Office is "urgently" investigating reports that a British man has been arrested on suspicion of slitting the throats of his two children in France.
Support for Scottish independence could increase if voters think the UK is likely to withdraw from the EU, a new poll has found.
MPs are in line for a dramatic pay rise of up to £20,000 in a move that could spark public fury.
COUNCILS across Scotland have reduced spending on nurseries and schools, care for the elderly, street cleaning and road maintenance, with some costs slashed by up to 15% in just one year.
UNTIL now, it has been impossible to know how spending on schools, roads, care for the elderly and museums in each of Scotland's vastly differing 32 local authorities compares.
HIS novels may be full of fictional tartan-clad swashing and buckling, but a very real verbal duel has broken out over what Sir Walter Scott really thought of Highlanders.
BONNIE Tyler's attempt to win Europe's pop crown for Britain came to a shuddering halt at the Eurovision Song Contest last night, but at least she avoided the ignominy of the dreaded nul points tally.
THE new Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has described her appointment as an "enormous privilege and honour".
THE family of a five-year-old British girl who drowned in a hotel pool in Egypt have spoken of their anger that more was not done to save her.
l The rules surrounding nationality are fairly loose, with the singers allowed to come from anywhere and the songwriter normally native, but not always.
Olympic champion Jessica Ennis wore a winning smile today - as she married her long-term partner at a church in Derbyshire's Peak District.
SCOTLAND'S Chief Medical Officer has called for children aged between 10 and 17 to be vaccinated against measles.
SCOTLAND'S major new music venue under construction on the River Clyde is up to two months behind schedule and faces the prospect of headline concerts by some of the world's top rock and pop acts being cancelled.
A HISTORIAN is claiming to have found the site of one of Scotland's most significant battles.
SCOTLAND'S mountaineering body is warning Highland councillors they will be on the wrong side of a crucial environmental debate if they fail to oppose two controversial wind farms next week.
THEY are celebrations of rural life designed to showcase the very best in Scottish produce and the consummate skill of the country's livestock breeders.
A SOLICITOR whose 30-year legal career lay in tatters after he was caught trying to smuggle mobile phones and drugs into Edinburgh's Saughton Prison was jailed for four years yesterday.
THE Scottish director of the only UK film to be screened at the prestigious Critics Week selection at Cannes has spoken of his joy at being selected.
POLICE have said they cannot take action on a complaint against a Scottish Government minister for breach of controversial football laws because the teams involved were not from Scotland.
SCOTS are at the heart of a new deal to build the first golf course and resort development in Cuba since the communist revolution more than half-a-century ago.
THE Church of Scotland is planning a radical shake-up of the way it tackles controversial issues such as homosexuality as it gears up for the General Assembly.
MORE of Scotland's important university museum collections are to be supported following a funding boost from the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) announced on International Museum Day.
Culinary television star Paul Hollywood has cancelled a book-signing appearance after splitting from his wife of 15 years
A soldier thought to have survived the worst ever battlefield injuries in Afghanistan said he was moved to be described as an inspiration by the Prince of Wales as he made him an MBE.
An asteroid nine times larger than the QE2 is due to sail past the Earth this month.
A WHISTLEBLOWER hotline for NHS staff who want to raise concerns about practices in NHS Scotland has received almost a call a day in the 40 days since it was launched.
A SPARK from a tool has set fire to an ice-cream van, leaving a mechanic who was working on it in hospital.
The crew of HMS Edinburgh have paraded through the capital to mark the decommissioning of the 30-year-old ship.