Stars of stage, screen and politics have praised a new "bloody" and "intense" West End version of Macbeth.
George Osborne insisted Britain would not "run away" from its problems after Moody's downgraded the country's AAA credit rating.
CARDINAL Keith O'Brien, Britain's most senior Catholic cleric, has surprised the faith across the globe by controversially claiming he would be happy for priests to marry and have children.
A year of "hell" in hospital battling deep depression will be depicted in the new exhibition by one of Scotland's most popular artists.
TANKER drivers at an oil refinery have started a three-day walkout in a row over pensions and pay and warned they are "in it for the long haul".
THE Church of Scotland has been urged to parachute in a spin doctor as it prepares to play out potentially one of the most difficult times in its history on the world stage.
A LORRYLOAD of glue poured down a road after the vehicle crashed when its driver swerved to avoid hitting a petrol station.
BURGER meat containing horse DNA has been found in the kitchen at Cumbernauld High School, it has emerged.
THE distributor of Buckfast tonic wine is hitting back at the alleged stigmatisation of its brand by police.
SUPPORT is growing for an independent review of the convictions of Scottish miners found guilty of crimes during the infamous industrial dispute.
"Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius was granted bail yesterday, a week after he shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead at his home.
AN armour-plated bus believed to have been used by "Iron Lady" Margaret Thatcher has sold for nearly £17,000, an auctioneer has said.
A SCOTS woman has been hailed the "mother of whisky" – in Japan.
The first fair trade coffins, handmade from bamboo and willow by workers in Bangladesh, are being made available in the UK.
FEMALE representation in corporate boardrooms is edging closer to a 25% target as new figures reveal an increase in women in executive positions.
Pupils who are excluded from school aged 12 are four times as likely as other children to be jailed as adults, according to a new study by a Scots university.
A city council is trying to block a nearby area being given town centre status, saying it could affect city businesses.
THE Scottish Government has been urged to rethink its plans for dealing with dangerous dogs after it rejected moves to have all of the animals compulsorily microchipped.
A fisherman has died after he and two other crew members were rescued from a life raft after their boat sank.
A funding boost will help more Scots use the country's incredibly rich language, a Government minister has said.
A city's deputy provost has resigned following a row with the provost over ceremonial chains of office at a civic reception.
A dentist has been struck off after making £30,000 of false claims to the NHS.
FORMER Rangers star Paul Gascoigne is expected to stay in a rehabilitation clinic in America for up to two months.
Workplace pension scheme membership slipped to a 15-year low in the UK during 2012, official figures show.
SCOTLAND'S single police service has been forced to scrap its new logo after consulting with the country's leading authority on coats of arms.
Hundreds of families in East Renfrewshire will be affected by the "bedroom tax", losing a combined £300,000 per year, according to council figures.
RESIDENTS in the Scottish capital are to be asked their views on a 500ft-long barrier planned as part of a £1 million programme to make Edinburgh Castle's rock- face safer.
VLADIMIR Romanov is at the centre of a new scandal in Lithuania after it emerged his sister was given a large salary at his insolvent bank as it slid into financial meltdown.
Police officers searching for a man missing for a week have spoken to 500 people in a bid to gather fresh information.
A three-year-old boy has died after apparently falling down a concrete common stairwell.