Two Scottish universities, Glasgow and St Andrews, are playing key roles in building the world's biggest solar telescope.
David Tennant's father has revealed how he tried to persuade him not to become an actor.
A juror was found guilty of contempt and fined £400 after telling a sheriff he had forgotten to turn up to an assault case.
TWO men have appeared in court charged with the attempted murder of a dad-of-four on the day of an Old Firm match.
A LAW student who raped two partners and sexually assaulted a third has been jailed for 10 years.
Elderly residents in a remote community are having to travel two hours on a bus to draw their state pension after their cash machine lifeline broke down.
Helicopters working in the North Sea oil and gas sector which are struck by lightning sometimes help cause the atmospheric effect in the atmosphere, according to a new study.
THE Hampden Park pitch is to be torn up and relaid for the League Cup Final.
The TV series Outlander, shot in Scotland, will be appearing in the UK on Amazon's video service later this year.
HE is an artist and writer known for his idiosyncratic art and landmark plays.
More than half of children in Scotland have not spoken to anyone after seeing something online that made them feel uncomfortable, according to a new survey.
A LEADING neuropathologist has called for rugby's head injury assessment protocol to be re-examined after a top international player was allowed to continue playing despite apparently being concussed during a Six Nations clash.
FORTY books are in the running for two of the most prestigious industry awards for children's writers.
FLOODS created Europe's biggest waterfall, a new study shows.
AN auction room was left in a state of shock after an old vase and a pot originally valued at £60 sold for a whopping £200,000.
TOURIST bosses are hoping that a new children's TV series will do for Edinburgh what Balamory did for the Isle of Mull and make the capital the must-see spot for holidaying families.
THEY are the Viking-era monuments commemorating the kings of the Britons but still housed in an inner-city church in the shadow of the Clyde's shipyards.
CHILDREN and young people with learning difficulties are to benefit from a new £5 million research and support centre.
HOLLYWOOD star James McAvoy has stepped into the row about posh actors, warning that a wealthy elite running the arts can be "damaging for society."
AN independent investigation has been ordered into a publicly-owned bus firm dogged by a bitter boardroom battle.
THE body representing rank-and-file police officers has warned of "alarming" political interference over stop and search powers.
Rangers' plans for its extraordinary general meeting (EGM) in London have been plunged into chaos after the venue pulled out.
A 25-year-old man has been charged with assaulting pensioner Alan Barnes.
Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy, who campaigned standing on Irn-Bru crates during the referendum, claimed two cans of the drink on his expenses, according to a Freedom of Information (FoI) request.
Four people have died and several are injured after a tipper truck collided with vehicles and pedestrians on a hill.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a young girl was assaulted at a restaurant by a woman thought to be her mother.
An ice climber is in a critical condition in hospital after falling around 200ft on a Highland mountain.
The US TV series Outlander will be appearing in the UK on Amazon.
A video apparently showing a motorist driving while using a mobile phone, laptop and earphones is being investigated by police.
The Scottish newspaper industry remains a key means of communication, according to leading Scottish business figures, including property tycoon Donald J Trump and retail boss Anne Ledgerwood.