Scottish star James McAvoy has revealed he first turned down the leading role in The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby because the subject matter felt too close to home.
Judy Murray has revealed she has to get through to the next week of Strictly Come Dancing - because her son Andy can come to cheer her on from the audience.
A man has suffered a serious injury to his face in a violent attack in a quiet street.
Two students at the same university have been diagnosed with meningitis, it has been confirmed.
David Beckham has described Inverness as "ridiculously beautiful" after he spent time in the Highlands filming an advert for a new whisky he helped to create.
A 10-year-old boy has been taken to hospital with facial injuries following a disturbance involving around 15 children outside a supermarket.
U2 frontman Bono has revealed he has suffered from glaucoma for many years, prompting his continual use of dark glasses.
A dog has been rescued by lifeboat volunteers after the family pet broke a leg in a 30-feet fall on to a rocky beach.
A new film studio for Scotland, greater funds for film making, an increase in the number of movies being made and greater support for film makers are key pieces in a new film strategy for Scotland.
Celebrities including Frankie Boyle, Al Murray and David Morrissey are among 70,000 who have signed a petition for the release of a Scots grandfather on death row in Pakistan.
A tourist was locked inside a London book shop for two hours after it shut while he was still browsing.
POLICE fear the way they deal with body-mounted digital cameras may fail to meet data protection laws.
THE number of people in Scotland renting from private landlords more than doubled in a decade as the property ladder was drawn up behind an entire generation.
THE extraordinary exploits of a psychologist whose daring raid on Hitler's mountain retreat helped win the Second World War have been unearthed.
A retired policeman has told a murder trial he saw the two girls Angus Sinclair is accused of killing leaving a pub with two men on the night they went missing.
An unprecedented exercise has been launched to gather information on what is happening on the ground at each of Scotland's 19,000 crofts and whether crofters are fulfilling their duties.
THE daughter of one of Scotland's leading Gaelic singers and language champions has followed in her father's footsteps by winning the Mod gold medal at the age of just 18.
MEN born in Scotland's most affluent areas can expect to live 12-and-a-half years longer than those in the poorest parts of the country, figures have revealed.
Britain's counter-terrorism chief has warned officers are grappling with exceptionally high numbers of investigations as they foil several murderous plots a year.
Britons get happier rather than grumpier with age, with our greatest contentment coming at 58.
David Cameron is urging other European countries to introduce Ebola screening regimes at airports, warning they must do more to halt the spread of the killer disease.
Coll is a tranquil paradise surrounded by water that stretches as far as the eye can see.
STEEL has a sustainable long-term future in the UK, Business Minister Matthew Hancock has insisted as he was summoned to the Commons to answer questions on the proposed sale of Tata Steel's long products business.
A CYCLIST has been rescued after falling into a harbour as he swerved to avoid hitting his dog.
A FIREFIGHTER rewarded for his bravery at Britain's worst peacetime fire disaster has died.
TOP-SELLING novelist John Grisham says people who look at child pornography "probably had too much to drink" and should be given lighter prison sentences.
A captivating selection of prints and drawings by 19th-century artist William Strang are to feature in a display at the Scottish National Gallery.
MOST people want goods they order on the internet to be delivered on a Sunday, according to a new report.
A SMALL key for a locker on the Titanic is expected to be sold for up to £35,000 at auction.
A COUSIN of Winston Churchill has died, leaving the son he once described as a "black sheep" to inherit one of Britain's most prestigious aristocratic titles.