Scotland's newest cultural landmark The Kelpies has opened to the public, who have been flocking to explore the site.
A new pathway spanning the breadth of central Scotland is expected to generate £40 million for communities along the way, according to the First Minister.
A woman died and four men were taken to hospital following a three-car crash, police have said.
Nigel Farage has defended a new immigration-centred Ukip poster campaign as "a hard-hitting reflection of reality" after it was attacked as "racist" by political opponents.
A host of celebrity mourners have gathered at the funeral of Peaches Geldof to say a last farewell to the tragic television presenter and model.
A "ground-breaking" scheme which aims to improve patient safety by ensuring better communication between GPs and pharmacists is to be piloted by health boards.
Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington has said she is "definitely happier with how I look now" following reports she had surgery to reduce the size of her nose.
Police investigating the suspicious death of a two-year-old girl are following a positive line of inquiry.
A PROMINENT Catholic cleric is being sued by Scotland's largest local authority for almost £5 million after a church-run approved school closed with major pension liabilities.
THE Church of Scotland has welcomed calls for a "windfall tax" to fund a new generation of affordable lenders able to take on payday loan firms.
A HIKE in court fees is being predicted as civil case reforms create what lawyers warn is a £1 million-a-year black hole in the public purse.
CANNABIS users have gathered at a rally at Glasgow Green to call for the decriminalisation of the Class B drug.
SOME were fragile settlements among Scotland's most remote locations, which for decades were seen to be hanging on in the face of remorseless economic forces.
AT least three people were killed in a gunfight near a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russian separatists, shaking an already fragile international accord designed to avert a wider conflict.
SURGING stamp duty costs have helped to push the average expense of moving home to £8248, a report has found.
A SENIOR clergyman has launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister David Cameron over the disgrace of "food-bank Britain" in his Easter sermon.
A SERIOUSLY hurt motorist ran off from the scene of a crash on a motorway bridge.
NEARLY two-thirds of workers book their holidays while in the office, according to research.
CHILD protection workers should be given more training on dealing with disabled youngsters, according to experts.
THE Unite trade union is considering proposals to withhold support from Labour candidates unless they back a campaign to seize the assets of the company that owns the Grangemouth oil refinery.
LESLEY Mcintee, Guillermo Vildosola, Patricia Vildosola and Martin Lessem JD, get into character at a major science fiction convention held in Glasgow this weekend.
A STUDENT from the University of Glasgow was awarded a prestigious scholarship which will allow him to travel to Japan to study the country's language, culture and traditions.
A MAN who ran the second half of the London Marathon in less than half the time it took him to complete the first has denied claims he cheated.
ANOTHER live music event is to take place in Scotland, adding to BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend.
THE architects of the troubled Bannockburn anniversary celebrations are to be quizzed over the organisation of Scotland's showcase year this week.
UNEMPLOYMENT looks set to fall this year as figures suggest firms across Scotland are planning a recruitment surge.
FORMER US professional boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, who spent 19 years in prison for murder and then was released after it was determined he did not get a fair trial, has died at the age of 76.
MOODY chart hit Vienna by Ultravox, the band fronted by Midge Ure, has been named radio listeners' favourite 1980s song.
A MOTHER has described the "dilemma" she faced with her two children after their car burst into flames in a lion enclosure.
A SCOTS anti-piracy guard who was arrested by Indian authorities and spent six months in jail has told how he passed the time in prison by playing a plastic bagpipe chanter.