A LEADING transport company has warned that plans to strengthen regulations of the Scottish bus industry will damage the quality of the service to passengers.5 comments
A SCOTTISH council which is currently consulting on a series of controversial school closures sparked outrage by announcing proposals to spend an estimated £860,000 to ensure every pupil has access to a smartphone in the classroom.17 comments
THE Church of Scotland is to investigate the spiralling cost of burials, after concerns were raised about a local authority which is charging more than £1,800.3 comments
ALEX Salmond has claimed a vote for the SNP is the only way to protect “vital services” as he launched the party’s campaign in the Aberdeen Donside by-election.63 comments
PASSENGERS will be riding the trams in Edinburgh by the end of the year, a former consultant to the £776 million project has predicted.49 comments
JUST hours old a new born reindeer struggles to stand in the snow - a normal scene perhaps in Lapland in Christmas but one that is not expected in Scotland at the end of May.
An excavation is to take place at the site of infamous riots sparked 200 years ago by the Highland Clearances.
DEMANDS are growing for a public inquiry into failures to clean up coal mines across Scotland, after a new report revealed a potential £60 million shortfall in funds in one region alone.
The debate on Scottish independence is focused on “political point-scoring” that is “turning people off”, the Church of Scotland’s Church and Society Council said today.70 comments
LEARNER drivers are to be taught “cyclist awareness” under plans announced yesterday by the UK’s two biggest driving schools.
LITTER louts drop enough rubbish at the side of Scotland’s railways and roads every year to fill 112 skips – or two Olympic-sized swimming pools.
A FORMER marina manager failed to inform police that a murder accused had made disparaging remarks about a man who died in a fire, until the fourth time he was interviewed several months later, a court heard yesterday.
A FOOD supplement available over the counter could halve the risk of death in patients suffering from heart failure, research suggests.
THE tribal nature of the independence debate has frozen out “ordinary people” and is “not worthy” of such a historic choice, Scotland’s third-sector leaders have warned.4 comments
IT WAS filmed in Ireland, stars an Australian soap actress and is intended for the same audience as the supernatural hit Vampire Diaries.
THE Yes and No independence referendum campaign groups could dodge strict spending limits with the creation of “dummy” bodies to spend surplus cash, it has emerged.43 comments
SCOTLAND’S most senior policeman has urged the government to use funds seized from criminals to fight crime, saying it is “nuts” to refuse.46 comments
STUDENTS around the world are being offered an islands studies course – the first of its kind in Scotland – at the University of the Highlands and Islands.
THE FIRST showing of Brad Pitt’s zombie movie World War Z is to be at a Glasgow cinema - two days before its released anywhere else.5 comments
A 54 year-old man has been killed in a one vehicle collision at a roundabout in Oldmeldrum in Aberdeenshire.
Extra dates have been added to Rod Stewart’s opening concert at The Hydro due to “phenomenal” demand for tickets.
A 15-YEAR project which has seen over 300 acres of native species planted in notoriously ‘treeless’ Orkney has been hailed a success.3 comments
LIVERPOOL Football Club manager Brendan Rodgers has spoken of his relief after his son was cleared in a sex case involving a teenage girl.
THE summer solstice is only 28 days away, but in parts of Scotland yesterday, it was like winter had never left, as people awoke to a blanket of snow.1 comment
BUYERS are being offered tours of a Highland cottage that belonged to the disgraced TV presenter Jimmy Savile.
A COUNCIL worker, whose second job is as boss of a city nightclub where lap dancing has been granted for the first time in the Highlands, is to face his nine-to-five manager to discuss his “extra-curricular” activities.2 comments
ABERDEEN Asset Management, one of Britain’s leading fund management companies, today announced a new sponsorship deal with Paul di Resta, Scotland’s only Formula 1 racing driver.
YES Scotland is marking its first anniversary with the announcement that more than 372,000 people have so far signed the Independence Declaration.92 comments
RBS was today hit by another embarrassing IT failure that left customers using its popular mobile app unable to access their accounts online.
A stray snake found by a man while he was drinking his morning tea could have been living in his wall for 18 months.1 comment
ABERDEENSHIRE councillors are set sanction £300,000 for essential repairs to safeguard the future of a decaying art deco swimming pool complex - granted Category-A listed status because of its outstanding architectural and historic importance.4 comments
THE Yes and No camps in the referendum debate could manage to avoid strict campaign spending limits unless a potential loophole is tackled, MSPs have been warned.31 comments
ONE of the greatest masterpieces of British art will go on show in Scotland thanks to a UK deal to save the iconic work for the nation.3 comments
AN outdoor cycling track in Edinburgh’s suburbs is on track to open late next year, with councillors set to agree a £1.2 million funding package within days.12 comments
CONCERNS have been raised that parents affected by the Mortonhall ashes scandal will not be properly represented on a commission set up to look into future policy on infant cremation.
LEARNER drivers will be given specialised training on how to safely drive around cyclists in a move being rolled out by the two biggest driving schools in Edinburgh.11 comments
A TEENAGE horse trainer claims she has been left devastated after her beloved charge was removed by the Scottish SPCA over allegations of abuse.
HEALTH bosses are appealing to GPs to ride to their rescue and help avert a downgrade in accident and emergency services in the region.9 comments
ANGRY parents have attacked a decision by education chiefs to swap the headteachers of Castlebrae and Forrester high schools.13 comments
IT’S a five-letter word which dates back centuries and has survived countless changes in cultural and linguistic fashion.7 comments
LOTHIAN’S new NHS boss has spoken of the tragic death of his daughter as he answered critics who have questioned whether he is the right man to lead the region’s health service.1 comment
A FIVE-year-old has found her voice again after she had surgery on a rare throat condition.
AS the green half of the city gears up for its second cup final in two seasons, excitement is reaching fever pitch across the board.29 comments
Sir Roger Moore today announced he will make his first stage appearance in Edinburgh later this year, as he took a cheeky pop at fellow James Bond actor Sir Sean Connery.3 comments
CITY transport convener Lesley Hinds today played down claims that people could be riding the trams by the end of the year.38 comments
Councillors will decide whether to accept a £1 million bid from a soft play firm to buy Leith Waterworld next Thursday.8 comments
SCOTLAND will mark the 100-year anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War with a special service at Edinburgh Castle next August.
Edinburgh Castle is to host a re-enactment of a frontline military service, commencing a five-year commemoration of the centenary of the First World War.13 comments
Virgin Media has been announced as the latest partner of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.1 comment
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