More places will be created in schools where lessons are taught in Gaelic, thanks to a £4 million funding boost.
Police are appealing for information after the body of a man was found on a road.
Irn-Bru maker AG Barr has revealed a £5 million blow from its failed merger with Robinsons firm Britvic but claimed victory amid a cut-throat soft drinks market.
Stars of the small screen have missed out on securing a top British win at the Emmy Awards this year.
The Ryder Cup captains have teed off a series of celebrations to mark one year until the start of the golf tournament.
THE Law Society of Scotland is to review a controversial rule that allows solicitors to keep interest accrued while they deal with inheritance money, following a campaign by a bereaved family.
A FESTIVAL to celebrate the life, work and legacy of one of Scotland's most influential artists is to return for a second year, with organisers aiming to turn it into an annual event.
HIDDEN from public view and derelict since the 1700s, it was once one of Scotland's most ecclesiastically important monuments and played a role in the last mass execution for witchcraft in western Europe.
THE bleak future facing councils and their workers across Scotland has been laid bare after one of the country's largest authorities announced plans to save £100 million over the next four years.
MORE than 100 grandparents will demand local authorities are given £200 million to support those who look after their vulnerable young relatives as they protest outside the Scottish Parliament.
A SCOTTISH council already facing budget cuts running into millions of pounds has agreed to underwrite the turnover of a high street bookmakers as part of a relocation package.
AS a young man, artist John Byrne wouldn't dare ask the price of a painting in a gallery as he knew couldn't afford even the "tiniest wee scribble".
ONE of the world's largest tidal energy projects has moved a step closer for waters off the isle of Islay.
FLYING used to be seen as glamorous - though you might think the uniforms of the past tell a different tale.
A woman has been left distraught by the loss of 18 birds in a suspected deliberate fire at her aviary.
A SANCTUARY for wildcats will be built on a remote island off the west coast of Scotland to safeguard the future of one of the world's most endangered species.
Women's rights activists plan to protest today outside a conference of adult website operators at which possible challenges to proposed online pornography restrictions will be discussed.
POLICE in Edinburgh are investigating a serious assault in the West End after a young black man was beaten by three white men.
THE Great Tapestry of Scotland is to return to the Scottish Parliament next year after more than 30,000 people viewed it at Holyrood in the last three weeks.
Former EastEnders actress Martine McCutcheon has spoken of losing seven years of her life to illness, depression and financial hardship.
The number of people aged over 70 who hold driving licences has exceeded four million for the first time, the RAC Foundation said.
CONSUMER confidence in the economy has improved to its strongest level in at least two-and-a-half years as optimism about the housing market and jobs rises, a report has found.
A YOUNG rugby player who is fighting deportation spoke yesterday of his distress at being detained at an immigration removal centre near Heathrow.
THE number of requests for investigations into the handling of police complaints has risen by nearly one-third in a year.
Apple has retained its title as the coolest brand in Britain while big luxury names have pushed everyday products out of favour, according to an annual survey.
A WOMAN teacher is expected to appear in court today after being accused of having an affair with a 17-year-old boy pupil.
Two men have been charged with terrorism and firearms offences after being stopped in Dover.
Too many children in care feel they were left in the family home for too long and should have been taken into care earlier, a committee of MSPs has found.
DRUIDS and pagans have gathered for the last ever equinox event at the "mini-Stonehenge" standing stones near inner-city Glasgow.
BREWING giant Tennent's has put its weight behind a grieving mother's campaign to force new licensing legislation aimed at improving the safety of young drinkers.