Doorstep salesmen, dodgy builders, thieving carers and internet scammers are among the targets of a new push to make Scotland a hostile place for those who exploit vulnerable adults.
ALEC Farmer camps in a tent made out of Harris Tweed as he launches a new exhibition showcasing products made by an ethical manufacturer.
T in the Park will be the hottest ticket in town today when temperatures hit a 29˚C high in parts of Scotland.
A WHALE has been found washed up dead on a popular beach.
A DAZZLING blue planet 63 light years away bears a striking resemblance to Earth, scientists have learned – but appearances can be deceptive.
Former BBC director-general Mark Thompson said he will appear before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and is "looking forward" to laying the facts in front of MPs about big pay-offs to executives.
Female radio presenters are vastly outnumbered by men on air, according to research.
Lawyers and land agents who advise wealthy landowners how to get the most from the public purse while paying as little tax as possible, may have to give evidence under oath.
The number of alcohol- related crimes on Scotland's railways in the year since a post-9pm ban on alcohol was introduced have more than doubled.
CALLS have been made for the Scottish Government to audit its £13 million electronic tagging contract with G4S after the Serious Fraud Office was called in to investigate the security firm.
FAMILY and friends of missing student Yulia Solodyankina have issued a fresh appeal for her to make contact and allay their "worst fears" about her disappearance.
Currently, in the UK, the cost of a drug remains the same or decreases once it enters the market.
ONE of Glasgow's oldest and best known family bakers and tearooms is to close after almost 90 years with the loss of more than 100 jobs.
Six Greenpeace women scaled the dizzying heights of Britain's tallest building before being taken to the cells after police arrested them.
A SCIENTIST who helped to pioneer a cure for tuberculosis has died.
NOKIA has unveiled a new smartphone with a 41-megapixel camera in a bid to catch up with its rivals.
IT would make the ideal tool for a would-be bank robber.
ONE of Scotland's busiest streets was sealed off during the evening rush hour after a man suffered a suspected heart attack and died on a bus.
A 24 year-old man has been arrested for alleged drug dealing after the death of a 18-year-old woman who it is suspected took a fake ecstasy pill.
One of Scotland's busiest roads was closed during the evening rush hour after a man died on the top deck of a double decker bus.
A man has died after falling from a balcony in Magaluf.
It's party time for music lovers as the 20th T in the Park finally gets under way.
A politician has apologised for grabbing a colleague by the hips and pulling her onto his lap during the late night debate on abortion legislation in the Irish parliament.
Further powers will "undoubtedly" be transferred to Scotland if the country votes to stay in the UK, the man leading the campaign against independence has claimed.
Actress Anna Wing, who played sharp-tongued EastEnders matriarch Lou Beale, has died aged 98, her agent said.
The owner of a potty-mouthed parrot found on the loose is being sought by an animal welfare charity.
An MSP allegedly put his former wife in hospital by pushing her to the ground, a court has been told.
Disgraced presenter Stuart Hall - who was jailed for 15 months for a string of sex charges - will see his sentence referred to the Court of Appeal for being unduly lenient, the Attorney General's Office (AGO) has said.
MSPs could be in line for a £6,653 pay rise if Westminster politicians are given a controversial increase proposed by their regulator.
Country music stars and fans joined together to urge prayers for Randy Travis overnight as he recovered from brain surgery following a stroke at a Texas hospital.