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.
A PASSENGER ship has escaped undamaged after it ran aground on the west coast of Scotland.
A MAN who told his Staffordshire Bull Terrier "good boy" after it savaged a woman with cerebral palsy, leaving her ear hanging off, has been jailed for three-and-a-half years.
A COLLABORATION between Scottish marine chemists and flower arrangers has struck gold at the Chelsea Flower Show.
ANDY Murray's grandmother has claimed the tennis star has a real chance of winning Wimbledon this year, given that the pressure to win a grand slam has been lifted.
SOME of Glasgow's biggest footballing names have called on the city's men to take part in a charity run this summer.
SENIOR Church of Scotland figures have clashed over quitting the "only non-Israeli land by the Sea of Galilee" after a plea to sell its controversial Scots Hotel in Tiberias.
Six sports cars worth about £80,000 in total have been stolen from a garage.
THE crew of a Royal Navy warship were barred from a city pub because they were wearing their uniforms.
The BBC will broadcast a series of referendum debate and documentaries and hire 50 extra staff to cover the independence vote in 2014.
PLANS for two controversial wind farms in the Highlands have been passed, despite a last-ditch attempt by Government advisers on wildlife and landscapes.
The danger to birdlife is one of the most frequent objections to wind-farm developments.
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.
Comedy writer Eddie Braben, the "third man" behind the successful duo of Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, died yesterday aged 82, his manager said.
A businessman who died along with his two children following a fire at the family home was left "gutted, devastated and speechless" when a pub he was renovating was burned down, a court heard.
SCOTS who complain about wind chill could be more susceptible to strokes and heart attacks, a new study has found.
AN 11-year-old girl who died suddenly while on a school trip in the Highlands was suffering from a heart abnormality, police have said.
TWO Scottish academics have become winners in a competition to find the 10 brightest young minds in the UK.
A woman could wipe as much as £70,000 off her pension pot by taking a career break to have a baby, research has found.
A painting by one of Scotland's most-renowned artists is to auctioned in Edinburgh later this month.
PLANS for a new hospice within one of Glasgow's major parks has been approved, clearing another major milestone for work to begin on the £18 million facility.
WITH only one year to go before the eagerly awaited re-opening of Glasgow's Theatre Royal – also the home of Scottish Opera – the company's general director, Alex Reedijk, donned his hard hat to inspect the ongoing work.
Embattled NHS boss Sir David Nicholson plans to retire next year, with a pension pot worth almost £1.9 million.
Mortgage lenders are stepping up action to help up to 1.3 million interest-only customers who do not have enough cash to pay their loans back.
A WATCHDOG has demanded police review its probe into the death of a Scots RAF firefighter at an Oxfordshire barracks.
It has been feted as the ultimate electronic game system amid promises that household televisions will become more intelligent.
A SPECTACULAR re-enactment of James IV's visit to Traquair in the Scottish Borders will be the centrepiece for a medieval fair.
THE Irish Government has denied claims it set up a special tax rate deal for Apple that enabled it to pay little or nothing on billions of dollars in profits.
A MAN made the most of the spring sunshine yesterday by taking a dip at Gourock Outdoor Pool as the warm May weather continued in Scotland.
FOUR relatives of legendary Scottish explorer and missionary Dr David Livingstone were greeted by Church leaders at the Assembly.