After a wait of more than three years, the National Museum of Scotland will finally reopen its doors tomorrow after a £47 million transformation.
Greenpeace protesters yesterday staged a raid on an Arctic drilling rig to stall a Scottish oil firm's controversial exploration project.
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PRINCE William and Kate Middleton were pronounced man and wife today as they married in a historic ceremony at Westminster Abbey.
Members of the Royal family turned out in full regalia today to celebrate the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey in London today.
Real Madrid had hoped for a crushing victory over Barcelona in the Copa del Rey - but it was the trophy they nearly flattened yesterday when it was dropped from the front of an open top bus.
By the freakishly hot weekend of 9 and 10 April this year, the Scottish ski season appeared to be over. After a prolonged thaw, the resorts at Glencoe, Glenshee, The Lecht and Nevis Range were all closed due to lack of snow. Only Cairngorm remained open, and even there it was possible to ski only a handful of runs on the top of the mountain.
A COALITION between the SNP and Labour after the election was branded "incredibly unlikely" by First Minister Alex Salmond last night.
IN A life dedicated to the care and preservation of animals, it was a moment that will be cherished forever.
JAPAN has deployed military helicopters, high-pressure water cannons and fire trucks in an increasingly desperate attempt to cool overheating nuclear fuel at the stricken Fukushima plant.
Cold, dark and musty and with only few strands of straw for comfort against a floor of sharp-edged rock, the vaults on Edinburgh Castle's Devil's Elbow would have been one last horrendous stop for those on their way to the gallows.
Perched on the jagged remnants of an extinct volcano and lambasted to the point of destruction many a time since its establishment in the 12th century Edinburgh Castle is a geographical and architectural marvel.
Any visitor to Dunblane on Sunday morning could have slipped in and out of the town blissfully unaware that its most famous son was on the verge of winning his first Grand Slam title.
A CROWD of Robert Burns enthusiasts, poetry fans and curious passers-by gathered in front of St Giles cathedral by the Royal Mile in Edinburgh today to mark the Bard's birthday with a rendition of 'A Man's a Man for a' That'.
THE floodwater engulfing Brisbane has put at least 20,000 homes at risk and poured into the deserted downtown area of Australia's third-largest city.
WHILE the worst winter in 45 years has made life difficult for the majority of Scots, there are some intrepid souls who thrive on snow, snow and more snow.
For years the above footage lay on reels in a dusty Borders attic, receiving the odd airing but by and large forgotten.
Norman Wisdom, who died yesterday at the age of 95, forged a long career as the natural heir to Charlie Chaplin's downtrodden hero in a series of slapstick classics. Here we look back at some of the highlights.
THE UK's most prestigious - and controversial - annual modern art award has launched amid protests by photographers and artists alike.
Ronnie O'Sullivan hit the headlines again today when he had to be prompted by referee Jan Verhaas to pot the final black of a 147 break - after complaining that the feat did not carry any special prize money.
A WOMAN who was caught on CCTV dumping a cat in a wheelie bin has been charged with causing unnecessary suffering to the animal, the RSPCA said today.
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