THE opposition leader on Scotland's largest local authority is to quit his post, citing family reasons.
CIVIL liberties campaigner Helena Kennedy and Scots playwright David Greig are among the honorary fellows to join one of the country's most prestigious societies.
A WARNING has been issued to drug users that a potentially deadly batch of heroin may be in circulation in Fife.
Former News Of The World editor Rebekah Brooks has been accused of carrying on a cover-up over the extent of phone hacking at the defunct newspaper.
PEOPLE should cut the amount of sugar in their diet by half if they want to improve their health, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.
CONSTRUCTION has begun on what will be the first whisky distillery to be built on the Isle of Harris.
A MAN has died in hospital after a house fire.
RAIL passengers at more than 50 stations will be able to access free wifi by next spring, Transport Scotland has announced.
MILLIONS of TV viewers will be gripped by the latest episode of the BBC's gritty crime drama Shetland on Sunday night, but its youngest star will miss out as she will be tucked up in bed because her parents say the show has 'adult themes.'
PADDY Power's controversial Oscar Pistorius advert has become the most complained about UK advert of all time with more than 5200 complaints so far.
THE chief executive of investment giant BlackRock has said the UK Government should make saving for retirement compulsory.
THE cranes of the Clyde's legendary Govan yard will never build ships again, not real ones anyway.
A man has appeared in court charged with assault after a man was found dead in a house.
A soldier from 32 Engineer Regiment has died as a result of non-battle related injuries sustained in Camp Bastion, Afghanistan.
People should cut the amount of sugar in their diet by half if they want to improve their health, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.
Paddy Power's controversial Oscar Pistorius advert has become the most complained about UK advert of all time with more than 5,200 complaints so far, the Advertising Standards Authority said today.
Digital TV channel BBC3 is set to be axed as part of the latest bout of cost-cutting at the corporation.
Former Rangers director Dave King will fly in from South Africa next week and not leave Scotland until he comes up with a "definite game plan" for the future of the Ibrox club.
Two beehives have been installed at the Scottish Parliament.
Police have named a man who died after a fire broke out in the kitchen of his home.
A new body is to be set up to play a key role in delivering the first strategy for Scotland's historic environment.
A cat has died and three others have become unwell in a spate of suspected poisonings.
Humza Yousaf has put his best foot forward to help launch the new Get Dancin' initiative.
Unemployed young people could form a line that stretches almost 40 miles, new research has claimed.
Former world champion cyclist Graeme Obree is asking that Glasgow 2014 organisers snub Uganda's political leaders at the Commonwealth Games in protest at the country's new draconian anti-gay laws.
Troubled Coronation Street star Michael Le Vell is to take a break from the show to get help for "personal issues", ITV has said.
Remaining police video clips of Justin Bieber after his January arrest will be made public with sensitive portions blacked out to protect the singer's privacy.
The growing demand for food banks is "inextricably linked" to welfare reforms, charities have told MSPs.
FORMER world champion cyclist Graeme Obree has demanded that Glasgow 2014 organisers snub Uganda's political leaders at the Games in protest at the country's new draconian anti-gay laws.