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Fortnight amnesty for illegally held guns begins today

Police are launching a two-week gun amnesty to stop firearms falling into the hands of criminals

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Cystic fibrosis patient Hannah McDiarmid is calling for a medicine to be made available on the NHS as she fears she may otherwise have to leave her island home. Picture: PA Wire

Cystic fibrosis patient backs campaign to make medicines available on NHS

A cystic fibrosis patient says she may have to leave her island home unless a medicine is made available on the NHS.

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The crash happened on the B9015 road. Picture: Google

Motorcyclist dies following two vehicle crash in Moray

A motorcyclist has died following a collision involving a car in Moray.

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A protest against so-called 'slum' hostel accomodation in Edinburgh. The number of Scots living in hostels while classed as homeless has rocketed. Picture: Jon Savage

Number of homeless Scots living in hostels soars

The number of homeless households living in hostels has increased by 43% since 2010, a new report has found.

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The Bad Step seen from the water. Picture: Geograph

Man rescued from The Bad Step on Isle of Skye

A man has been rescued by helicopter after he became stuck 200-300ft up a cliff.

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A walker's body has been found in the Knoydart area of the Highlands

Missing walker’s body found in Scottish Highlands

Rescuers searching for a missing walker have found a body in the Scottish Highlands.

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Elvis, from Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, which is taking part in this year's PDSA Pet Fit Club. Picture: PA

Scotland’s fat cats in national slimming competition

A cat that once ate an entire cheesecake is among three Scottish contenders in a pet slimming competition.

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Scammers are often deliberately targeting older people or those who are perceived to be more vulnerable

Warning on iTunes phone scam after Dundee pensioner loses £900

A 72-year-old woman has been conned out of £900 through an iTunes phone scam.

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Scottish academics are carrying out ground-breaking research to help men at risk of suicide. Picture: TSPL

Scots academics to examine ways to reduce male suicide risk

Academics are to carry out “ground-breaking” research to examine the suicide risk in men and find ways to reduce it.

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Scots pupils will be taught about genocide via a new education pack

New education pack to teach Scots pupils about genocide

A new education pack to help pupils learn about mass genocide in Europe in the 1990s is being launched for Scottish secondary schools.

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Police recovered Annalise Johnstone's body from woodland near Perth

Man charged with sister’s murder after body found near Perth

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of his sister after her body was discovered near a roadside.

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An installation on the streets of Glasgow to encourage people to take part in the Glasgow March for Men and beat prostate cancer. Picture: John Devlin

‘Fighting attitude’ can adversely affect cancer patients, study says

Maintaining a “fighting attitude” could have a negative effect on terminal cancer patients’ end of life experience, according to a new report.

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In total 1,206,540 passengers passed through the airport last month. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Edinburgh Airport celebrates busiest ever April

Edinburgh Airport has celebrated its busiest ever April with new routes helping to drive the increase in passenger numbers.

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Dusty suffers from a neurological condition. Picture: Scottish SPCA

Scottish SPCA appeal after blind cat found in bin

Animal welfare workers are investigating after a blind cat was found in a bin.

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The Palace of Art will be turned into a centre of excellence for gymnastics as part of a 1.4 million pound investment in physical activity in Glasgow. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

New £1.4m gymnastics excellence centre to be built in Glasgow

A new climbing wall and children’s soft play area are to be built as part of a £1.4 million investment in physical activity in Glasgow.

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Nicola Sturgeon announced the funding today.

Nicola Sturgeon announces £1m funding to help recruit disabled workers

New funding of £1 million to support employers in recruiting disabled people has been announced by the First Minister.

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Alec Brown saved his son's life using infant CPR skills. Picture: Family Handout/PA Wire

Hero father saves baby son’s life with his new first aid skills

A father who saved his baby son’s life using recently-acquired CPR skills is urging others to learn first aid.

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Sir Chris Hoy (pictured), Judy Murray, Brian Cox, Gerard Butler and Alex McLeish'all featured in a new film, For the Love of Scotland, which aired for the first time last night on STV. Picture: TSPL

Scotland’s big personalities get behind campaign to shout about work of NTS

Famous faces Brian Cox, Gerard Butler and Sir Chris Hoy are backing a new campaign to boost interest in the National Trust for Scotland (NTS).

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The University of St Andrews is top in Scotland and one of the five leading universities in the UK. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Top five ranking for St Andrews University in UK league table

The University of St Andrews has been ranked one of the top five universities in the UK in an annual league table.

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Officers are appealing for dash-cam footage from motorists who were in the area at the time of the shooting. Picture: John Devlin

Dash-cam footage appeal over Glasgow shooting murder

Police investigating the murder of a man shot as he sat in a car at traffic lights are appealing for dash-cam footage from other motorists.

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