Scotland's population reached its highest-ever level at more than 5.3 million last year.
Two people have appeared in court charged with breach of the peace at a country estate which Prince Charles was visiting.
Rescuers have pulled a teenage boy alive from the rubble of a Kathmandu building five days after the Nepal earthquake.
Scotland's national museum has bought a rare piece of glasswork by one of the biggest names in art history, Pablo Picasso.
NEW hope has emerged that the stricken paper maker Tullis Russell could be rescued along with hundreds of jobs.
THE cost of a new government IT system for a farmer subsidy programme has doubled, MSPs have heard.
FOOTBALL supporters have launched a campaign calling for Brendan O'Hara to stand down as the SNP's candidate for Argyll and Bute after using the word 'hun' about Rangers fans on a Celtic forum.
A COURSE for budding novelists is to be offered for free by a new Edinburgh literary company.
HOLLYWOOD film executives have visited the possible site of a Scottish film studio and are excited about its potential, a leading producer has revealed.
LABOUR MPs fighting for their political survival in a traditional party heartland have been denied financial backing by colleagues on the council.
THE landscape artist and founder of the Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres, Charles Jencks, is to unveil a new 55-acre art work in the heart of rural Scotland this summer.
MOST of the UK's national parks - including the two in Scotland - are unsuitable for fracking because of their geology, a report has found.
IT was where Napoleon met the defeat which was to mark his fall from Emperor of the French, back to a life of exile.
POLICE have sealed off street as it investigates the "unexplained" death of a baby in Inverness.
Four Scots, including two former Edinburgh and Scotland A players, have taken part in a sevens rugby match in the Arctic.
Around 1.7 million children are now in urgent need of aid in the areas worst-hit by the earthquake in Nepal, according to Unicef.
The woman who founded Weight Watchers has died aged 91.
A Glasgow pensioner has bet £30,000 on a Conservative majority government following next week's General Election.
A LOYALIST group has been told to change the route of a parade through Glasgow following fears of violence and disorder.
A young mum was attacked as she carried her baby son on a busy footpath.
THE life of Tom Weir, the late broadcaster and climber, is to be celebrated with an open-air festival held in his honour at one of his most beloved beauty spots.
Scottish artists campaigning for "fair pay" from galleries are to challenge political candidates in an election style-hustings event this weekend.
Rail workers are to stage a strike on Bank Holiday Monday in a dispute over the sacking of a colleague.
Armed thieves stole up to £40,000 in a lightning-fast raid.
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is to have its first major venue dedicated solely to circus acts.
FOOTBALL fans want to see Scotland's famous Kelpies wearing blue and white scarves to mark Falkirk getting in to the Scottish Cup Final.
Former prime minister Gordon Brown will receive an honorary degree from Glasgow University today.
It would be "irresponsible folly" for the next Government not to renew Trident, a group of former defence and security chiefs have warned.
NEWCASTLE have hit back at suggestions in a television documentary that owner Mike Ashley's Sports Direct business is taking money out of the club.