Opposition politicians have called for a parliamentary inquiry into the handling of a radiation leak at a nuclear test reactor.
A stun gun disguised as a teenager's smartphone has been seized by police.
The great-great granddaughter of suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst followed in her ancestral footsteps today by leading a feminist march through London.
A body found on a beach has been identified as that of a missing man.
Danny Alexander has strongly defended his employment of a Portuguese cleaner as he accused the Tories of opening a "poisonous" debate about immigration.
A FLAGSHIP policy to introduce universal free school meals to primary pupils is undeliverable because of a funding shortfall of nearly £25 million, councils have warned.
A STRUCTURAL problem with some of the glass panels in the new £50 million Glasgow School of Art building has left several splintered, cracked or broken.
REGULARS turning up for their weekly pub quiz were amazed to find they were competing against a team led by Sir Alex Ferguson.
A SECOND official at Scotland's largest local authority suspended as part of an ongoing investigation into financial irregularities has quit ahead of disciplinary proceedings.
AROUND 100 campaigners have gathered in Edinburgh to protest against anti-gay laws recently passed in Nigeria and Uganda.
FORMER professional tennis player Elena Baltacha has revealed she has liver cancer.
A SURGE in incidents involving dangerous dogs has led to councillors to call on the Scottish Government to introduce tough new laws to crack down on out-of-control pets.
A major new study has confirmed historic falls in Scottish crime.
THE oldest childhood museum in the world is to undergo a £2.5 million revamp that will include new exhibits on gender stereotyping and child exploitation.
LOSS-MAKING Royal Bank of Scotland has come under fire for awarding share packages worth up to £23 million to senior executives.
THE Lord Provost and leader of Scotland's largest local authority have become embroiled in a turf war over allocation of passes to the Commonwealth Games.
RANGERS fans' season ticket money is expected to be used to pay off emergency loans offered by investors to help avoid the prospect of a second insolvency in two years, it has emerged.
A BODY has been found on a beach in the south of Scotland.
SUPERMARKETS are racing each other to get the first English strawberries of the season on to their shelves.
TRIBUTES have been paid to a road worker who died on Scotland's busiest motorway after being hit by a tipper lorry.
A SECOND letter bomb has been discovered at a postal sorting office in Northern Ireland less than 24 hours after a similar device was found, police have said.
Five football supporters have been arrested in connection with a brawl following last summer's England-Scotland friendly at Wembley.
JK ROWLING has urged fans to support the Scottish rugby team - promising to reward them by writing about the Quidditch World Cup.
EQUALITY campaigner and economics professor Ailsa McKay has emerged as the most popular nomination for a list of outstanding women in Scotland.
A STATUE has been unveiled marking the fight by more than 1000 workers to save their jobs at the doomed Caterpillar factory.
SHOPS and properties were evacuated and a 100-yard exclusion zone set up following a suspected gas leak.
WORK has begun on an undersea electricity cable between Scotland and England, which will support almost 500 jobs between now and 2016.
GLASGOW'S annual film festival has confirmed record visitor figures and plans to expand as it moves closer to being the biggest film festival in Scotland.
HOMEOWNERS face paying twice as much for compulsory building repairs under a new scheme set up by a scandal-hit council.
HIGHLAND Games officials have issued a plea to help trace an elusive strongman who is one of the few people in the world to have completed a historic weightlifting feat.