A DISABLED woman has told how she contemplated suicide over controversial changes to the benefits system that penalise claimants with empty bedrooms.
THE owner of a children's nursery is celebrating her victory in a long-running court battle with care officials who wanted to close the business down.
MORE than £5 million was spent on a case against the only Bank of Scotland executive to be censured over its near-collapse.
TV presenter Kaye Adams has launched the HeadStrong hair loss service in Glasgow to support cancer patients.
Pope Benedict XVI bid an emotional farewell to 150,000 pilgrims before his departure as the leader of the Catholic Church.
TANKER drivers at Scotland's only oil refinery have called off strike action after settling a dispute with BP over cuts to workers' pay and pensions.
Almost one shop closed every day in Scotland last year, according to figures.
The Scottish Government is to investigate whether it could buy back the sporting rights on the island of Raasay and restore them to the community.
Prince Harry said he hoped his late mother would be proud of him as he launched a major fundraising drive for charity Sentebale in southern Africa.
WORK to resurface the famous Burns Statue Square in Dumfries has been delayed by three months due to bad weather - in China.
Jewellery specialist at Lyon & Turnbull Ruth Davis takes a close look at a rare Suffragette gold-enamelled amethyst pendant valued at between £2500 and £4000.
Former Motown vocalist Richard Street, a member of the Temptations for 25 years, has died at 70.
A whisky manufacturer has been fined £40,000 for safety failures which led to a fire at a warehouse.
Irn Bru is returning to its original can design to mark its sponsorship of the Commonwealth Games.
The Education Secretary has dismissed claims that 21,000 people are on college waiting lists as false.
A 14-year-old girl left so traumatised by being raped more than a year ago has only now been able to report the attack to police.
The Archbishop of Glasgow has been named temporary successor to Cardinal Keith O'Brien following his resignation.
Health boards and the Scottish Government failed to heed early warning signs of problems with managing patient waiting lists, the Auditor General for Scotland has told MSPs.
It’s 75 years since John Logie Baird gave his first public demonstration of colour television so to celebrate we’re taking a look back at the pioneer and his innovative invention.
A 40-year-old man has died after being caught in machinery at a sawmill.
The pope has basked in an emotional send off at his final general audience in St Peter's Square, recalling moments of "joy and light" but also times of great difficulty.
A woman has been raped as she walked her dog in the early hours of the morning.
Seventeen officers and four police staff are under investigation after emails said to be of a "racist and sexist nature" were circulated on a force's internal system.
The owner of British Gas ran the gauntlet of public anger today as it revealed a £606 million profit haul at its residential arm months after hiking customer tariffs.
AN investigation is under way after a Scottish woman was among 19 tourists who died in an Egyptian hot-air balloon accident.
The RSPB has accused gamekeepers of acting as apologists for the worst types of wildlife crime.
THE number of first-time buyers in Scotland has reached its highest level since the crash of the property market.
A COLLEGE lecturer landed in court after standing up to bullies who attacked her young son in the street.
Cardinal Keith O'Brien is said to be very upset after resigning as the leader of the Catholic Church in Scotland following allegations of inappropriate behaviour with young priests.
Scottish charities are facing rising pressure as a result of the Coalition Government's controversial welfare and benefit reforms.