A mother may have killed her 16-year-old son and taken her own life by starting a fire inside their car, detectives believe.
Critics of the fish-farming industry will try to dissuade shoppers from buying farmed salmon in Edinburgh today and deliver a letter to the First Minister.
One in five trainee doctors has witnessed somebody being bullied at work and more than a quarter have been undermined by senior colleagues, according to a General Medical Council survey.
IT survived the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki in 1945 and remains in perfect working order to this day.
Commuters face major travel disruption today as nearly two-in-three Scotrail services are cancelled for safety reasons during a storm that was forecast to blast Scotland with winds of up to 95mph.
THE Unite union has claimed members at the Grangemouth oil refinery have had cuts to pay, pensions and terms and conditions imposed by employers Ineos.
SCIENTISTS have pieced together the oldest human DNA ever recovered after extracting it from the thigh bone of an individual who died 400,000 years ago.
Christmas pudding is the UK's least favourite part of the festive meal and a third of people have no intention of serving it, according to a poll.
Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant was among music stars who celebrated the work and inspiration of the late Scottish folk-rock guitarist Bert Jansch at a tribute concert.
JK Rowling and Happy Days star Henry Winkler are among those who have been named as the nation's "Literacy Heroes".
Scottish Ballet has appointed a leading Scottish business figure as its new board chairman.
THE First Minister's Christmas card this year features a Peter Howson work which is challenging and demanding, rather than festive and cheery.
A quarter of a century after shooting to fame with the world's worst Olympic ski jump, Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards is to make a comeback.
A banner from the first Celtic supporters club is due to fetch as much as £15,000 at auction.
MONEY raised from phone polls for shows such as Strictly Come Dancing and The Voice will be used to fund theatrical performances across Scotland.
THOUSANDS of pounds have already been donated from around the world to the fund helping bereaved relatives and survivors of the Clutha helicopter crash.
SOME of Scotland's best known entertainers have joined together to arrange two benefit concerts for the Clutha.
ALL European operators flying the type of helicopter which crashed into a Glasgow pub will be required to fit black boxes to them by 2017.
THE family of Mark O'Prey described him as a "loveable giant" and they believe he died while trying to help others escape the pub.
Take The High Road and Balamory actress Mary Riggans has died at the age of 78.
Employers in Scotland's creative and cultural industries have been urged to help create 50,000 jobs over the next 1,000 days as part of a UK-wide campaign.
Harry Potter author J K Rowling and Happy Days star Henry Winkler are among those who have been named as the nation's "Literacy Heroes".
Blizzards and winds of up to 90mph could hit Scotland tomorrow.
A Labour councillor has defected to the SNP and pledged to campaign for independence.
A clear majority of people believe senior football in Scotland has been diminished by the loss of regular Old Firm matches between Celtic and Rangers.
Edinburgh's historic main thoroughfare Princes Street is to see its first full tram tests tonight and into the early hours of Thursday.
SCOTLAND'S national deaf school has been ordered to improve its leadership after inspectors found important weaknesses in the way it was being run.
A banner from the first Celtic supporters club is expected to fetch as much as £15,000 at auction.
Nigella Lawson has told Isleworth Crown Court that she has taken cocaine twice in her life but added that the claim she was a "drug addict or habitual" user of the drug is "absolutely ridiculous".
Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays are among a raft of global banking giants involved in a record 1.7 billion euro (£1.4 billion) settlement with European regulators in the latest rate-rigging crackdown.