A FAMOUS Scottish salmon river is reporting the worst fishing season for 60 years although the juvenile fish on the Spey are "thriving".
The wills of more than a million people, including William Shakespeare, Jane Austen and Sir Francis Drake, are being published online for the first time.
IT will return to Scotland this year to herald the start of the Commonwealth Games, but only after it has completed its journey around the world.
Crime is on the increase in Scotland's capital city since the launch of a single police force, new figures have revealed.
A POLICE officer shot and blinded by a killer gunman was found dead at his home after an affair with a survivor of the July 7 bombing effectively ended his marriage, an inquest heard.
Offshore union the RMT used the first day of the inquiry to repeat its call for a full public inquiry into helicopter safety.
Scotland Yard has said the Stephen Lawrence murder inquiry will continue despite the detective who brought two of his killers to justice being forced to retire in the summer.
It adorns garments worn by celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna.
Seven people have died and more than 1700 homes and businesses have been flooded in England since the beginning of the Christmas period, with 300 properties flooded since the New Year.
IT may be a case of swings and round-abouts when it comes to police solving the theft of a funfair ride.
Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart are to reunite as Eurythmics for the first time since 2000 at a one-off gig in Los Angeles.
A HILL walker seriously hurt after a fall in the Cairngorms at the weekend is lucky to be alive according to police.
Scottish-bsed author Kate Atkinson's eighth novel has won the Costa novel award
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has appealed to Labour and Conservative supporters to vote yes in the independence referendum, stating that the decision "transcends party politics".
Kylie Minogue, Sir Tom Jones, Will.i.am and Ricky Wilson have helped launch a new series of The Voice - and admitted that winning the show will not guarantee stardom.
Police are hunting for a group of men who attacked three young brothers in the early hours of New Year's Day.
Reforms that will allow young people to remain in care until the age of 21 will help make Scotland a "world leader", campaigners have said
An eyewitness has described the moment a helicopter fell "like a torpedo" into the North Sea, claiming 16 lives.
Police have launched an investigation into the theft of a £40,000 funfair ride.
Sherlock writer Steven Moffat has joked that star Benedict Cumberbatch's real-life parents were cast in the show to continue the drama's tradition of "nepotism".
Tributes have been paid to journalist and broadcaster Simon Hoggart who has died aged 67.
Energy firm ScottishPower is to reduce dual-fuel prices by 3.3% from January 31 as it passes on savings from the Government's green levy shake-up.
A dog has been reunited with his owner after someone put him in a street bin.
Diamond engagement rings worth more than £20,000 have been stolen from a jewellery shop.
SINGER Ed Sheeran has announced a UK tour with a date penciled in for Glasgow's Hydro in the autumn.
A climber has been airlifted to hospital after falling over a cliff and sliding around 820ft (250m) down a mountain.
SHE was the acclaimed South African singer who performed for Nelson Mandela during his historic appearance in Glasgow more than 20 years ago.
POISONOUS slimming aids which were linked to three deaths in the UK last year remain available online, despite Scottish Government and Food Standards Agency (FSA) moves to have them banned.
A CHARITABLE body created in the wake of a dispute over funding has promised to double its financial assistance.
AN in-depth study of long-term prisoners in Scotland has revealed that life on the outside for them is harder than in jail.