A COUNCIL is cracking down on smokers who leave their litter on the street and pavements after communities raised concerns.
TRIBUTES have been paid to the top archaeologist who helped bring closure to the anguished families of Northern Ireland's Disappeared.
POLICE have found two firearms in bushes next to a luxury housing development as part of an investigation into gangland crime in Glasgow.
HE became an overnight sensation with his post-match interview at the summer's Commonwealth Games - famously declaring "the mail man delivers" as he celebrated his gold medal.
WORKERS laying water mains have discovered a haul of artefacts shedding new light on the Roman Army's occupation of southern Scotland.
Firearms have been recovered by police investigating allegations of serious and organised crime.
A brutal attack on a defenceless pensioner in his own home is being treated as attempted murder.
Diver Tom Daley has made a splash as a fashion model as he launched a new range of outfits.
A police investigation has been launched after a death threat aimed at controversial MP George Galloway was sent to the Houses of Parliament.
HOUSE prices have now passed the peak last seen in the days before the financial crisis of 2008 as the market continues to pick up strength and move away from the gloomy picture of recent years.
A LONG-SERVING fireman has been jailed for two years for deliberately starting two fires that left landowners facing a total bill of hundred of thousands of pounds.
SCOTLAND'S biggest film festival is searching for a new artistic director following the surprise departure of its leader.
A TIGER "tore through" the door of an enclosure which had a defective bolt and then "pounced" on a zookeeper, a witness has told an inquest.
LAWYERS have warned that allowing same-sex partners to upgrade their relationship to marriage without a ceremony could open the door to identity theft.
ANXIETY over the financial future of Rangers has resurfaced as £2.4 million was wiped off its operating company's stock market value yesterday.
TWO men have died after a private helicopter which set off from Scotland crashed into the sea near a golf course.
A pensioner who set up home on a beach with his piano for six months has been hit with a £2,000 bill for court costs from his eviction.
GHOSTBUSTERS star Dan Aykroyd has unveiled his plans to take the franchise in a whole new direction, with multiple spin-offs on the big and small screen.
A motorcyclist has died following a collision with a 4x4 vehicle.
SOUTH Yorkshire's police and crime commissioner has stepped down from the role after weeks of pressure over the Rotherham sexual abuse scandal.
BROWNIE and Guide chiefs have issued an SOS for volunteers across Scotland - to instruct more than 7,000 girls stuck on their waiting list.
Apple has introduced a one-button tool to remove the U2 album it gifted to customers, following a backlash from iTunes account holders.
THE son of Dr Ian Paisley has branded critics of his father "pygmies in his shadow".
CRUISE ships visiting Orkney this year have already brought more than £4 million into the islands, with an even bigger number of liners expected next year.
A YOUNG actress who starred alongside Mel Gibson in Braveheart has opened up for the first time about her battle with depression.
THE families of two young Britons found murdered on a Thai island have paid tribute to them as police continue the search for their killer.
THERE are just eight days left to put forward workers and teams representing the best of the public and voluntary sectors for the Herald Society Awards 2014.
A FARMER who died after being hit by a lorry on a country road near his home was a family man who will be greatly missed, according to his relatives.
HARRY POTTER author JK Rowling has made a "generous" donation to renovate a town hall.
DESIGNERS and businesses in Scotland are being urged to enter a leading competition by the end of this week.