A major police investigation has been launched after a man was stabbed and seriously injured in front of Christmas shoppers.
ATHEISTS could be welcomed into the UK Scout movement for the first time in its history, the association has said.
A fire station has been badly damaged after a blaze ripped through the building.
The threat of disruption to lifeline ferry services has returned after crews voted for strike action.
And so the pressure moves off the shoulders of Andrew Dixon, departing chief executive of Creative Scotland, and on to its board, led by Sir Sandy Crombie.
London and Birmingham are the highest-ranking cities for quality of life in the UK, followed by Glasgow and Aberdeen, a survey suggests.
Prime Minister David Cameron:
The equivalent of 30 new gas power stations are being planned for the UK, including Scotland, in a bid to keep future energy bills down for consumers.
Two police officers were hurt when hundreds of loyalists tried to storm Belfast City Hall after councillors voted to remove the Union flag.
CHANEL creative chief Karl Lagerfeld arrives in Edinburgh ahead of tonight's fashion spectacular at Linlithgow Palace.
FORMER Scotland and Hibernian striker Garry O'Connor has been charged in relation to alleged drugs offences after police were called to an incident at an off-licence in Edinburgh.
SCHOOL were closed yesterday in Peebles due to heavy snow but children in the town made the most of the sunshine and crisp air to have fun creating giant snowballs.
FIVE police officers were hurt when hundreds of loyalists tried to storm Belfast City Hall after councillors voted to remove the Union flag.
Rangers face playing their William Hill Scottish Cup clash at Tannadice with a much-diminished away backing after one of their main supporters groups called for an organised boycott.
The head of Scotland's arts funding body is standing down, saying the time was right for a change of direction for both him and the organisation.
Former Hibernian and Scotland striker Garry O'Connor has been charged with alleged drugs offences.
The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby, St James's Palace announced today.
JK Rowling's first novel for adults, The Casual Vacancy, is being adapted into a BBC1 drama.
A Labour MSP is leaving Holyrood to take up a senior post in the trade union movement.
Plans for a new system of property taxation have been set out in what is a historic first for the Scottish Government.
Feeling nostalgic about days gone by can make us feel warmer, new research has claimed.
It was the ultimate destination for a fire.
Snow has fallen across Scotland overnight, with up to four inches settling across the high mountains.
Clare didn't know if she was doing the right thing the day she walked into Aberlour Family Support Service in Glasgow with her three young children.
A NETWORK to help protect Scotland's seas could provide economic benefits worth about £10 billion, according to a report published today.
GLOBAL carbon dioxide emissions are set to rise to new record highs in 2012, scientists have warned.
The Government will launch a new drive today to alert the public to the threat of cyber attack, amid warnings that Britain's critical national infrastructure could be a target.
Hundreds of Scottish jobs have been safeguarded by a new £25 million contract for more laser-guided bombs from the Ministry of Defence.
COMPANY executives' pay has increased by an average of 12% in the last financial year, more than four times that of other workers, according to a study.