The couple who allegedly held three women for more than 30 years were leaders of an extremist Maoist collective, it has been claimed.
A team of British archaeologists has played a key role in a breakthrough discovery into the origins of the Buddhist religion.
The profits made by the Big Six energy firms in supplying British households have multiplied five-fold to more than £1 billion since 2009, according to figures from regulator Ofgem.
A business group is concerned about the impact public ownership of Glasgow Prestwick Airport may have on nearby Glasgow international.
Drinks giant Diageo is to offload most of its whisky business Whyte & Mackay amid fears that its continued ownership could drive up prices for drinkers.
A Scots stylist has teamed up with Lady Gaga for Versace's new Spring/Summer 2014 collection.
Thirty life-sized sculptures of Clydesdale horses are to be placed around a town next summer in a bid to boost visitor numbers.
Edinburgh Woollen Mill has announced plans to open 20 new Peacocks stores in Scotland over the next 18 months, creating 250 jobs.
One in eight football clubs in Scotland are facing financial failure, a new survey has found.
Tickets for Monty Python's five comeback shows have all sold out in a day.
The former doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson has reiterated his belief that he is innocent - and that he has felt the physical "touch" of the King of Pop at moments since his death.
Former Manchester United defender Bill Foulkes, one of the survivors of the Munich air disaster who went on to win the European Cup, has died aged 81.
George Osborne has denied caving in to Labour pressure after announcing a cap on the costs of controversial "payday loans".
Europe's largest floating wind farm will be located off the Scottish coast after the Crown Estate granted an agreement for lease to Norwegian multinational Statoil.
More than half of all complaints of abuse received by the Catholic Church in Scotland over a six-year period were sex-related, according to a report.
A WHISTLEBLOWER who exposed a catalogue of errors surrounding the deaths of 20 patients in a health board area is taking his campaign to scrap NHS gagging orders to the Scottish Parliament.
Widespread discrimination against mothers in the workplace has been uncovered by a new survey that the extent of career damage caused by having a child.
USING satellite technology would be an effective way of tracking sex offenders in Scotland, according to a leading international expert.
National Insurance should be abolished and replaced with a system of personal welfare accounts which could be used for savings, insurance and even loans, according to a think-tank.
A Catholic abuse survivors' group has praised the Church's groundbreaking decision to reveal full sets of figures relating to maltreatment claims against priests and members of religious orders in Scotland.
ALEX Salmond has been presented with 50 "fundamental questions" from Lord Foulkes which, the former Scotland Office Minister insists, the White Paper must answer to make it credible.
TWO-THIRDS of Scots feel angry about calls by claims management companies and believe their privacy has been breached, a new poll has found.
Tackling modern slavery in Britain is a "personal priority", the Home Secretary has said following the discovery of three women allegedly held as slaves for at least 30 years.
ACTRESS Emma Thompson has criticised the "terrible" pressure facing young actresses to look like they are models.
A Scots fundraiser who took on the challenge of doing a "wee walk" for charity has finished her feat after completing 1703 miles in 104 days.
Mitch Storey, foundryman at Powderhall Bronze in Edinburgh, brushes up sheep sculptures before they are transported to Lockerbie later this week.
A MAN was seriously injured after a car mounted the pavement and struck him as he stood with his son in an apparent hit-and-run.
Twitter has used an "impossible" mathematical problem first discovered by GCHQ to protect its users from electronic snooping.
The lawyer representing the five Celtic fans convicted of violent disorder against police in the Netherlands is planning to help the club investigate the events that led to the offences.
A young girl holds the Queen's Baton following a church service in Apia, on the island of Samoa in the South Pacific Ocean yesterday.