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Toxic chemicals found in beached whales
A pod of whales stranded in Fife in 2012 are found to have had high concentrations of toxic chemicals in their bodies, scientists find.
Closure of women's prison to begin
The closure of Scotland's only female prison will begin this summer, Justice Secretary Michael Matheson confirms.
Investigation over FMQs 'liar' jibe
Holyrood's presiding officer Tricia Marwick launches an investigation after Nicola Sturgeon was called a "liar" during First Minister's Questions.
Trump flag poles hit planning hitch
Donald Trump's Aberdeenshire golf course is forced to apply for retrospective planning permission for two large flag poles.
Scots fiscal talks deadline extended
The deadline for a deal on Scotland's future finances is pushed back as negotiations continue on the so-called fiscal framework.
Man dies after collision on A75
A 55-year-old man dies and another is injured following a crash on a major trunk road through Dumfries and Galloway.
Johnston Press in talks to buy i paper
Johnston Press confirms it is in advanced talks to buy the cut-price national daily newspaper - the i - for about £24m.
Interim boss of Scottish NHS24 quits
The interim chief executive of Scotland's NHS24 service, which is struggling to roll out a new IT system, quits after six months in the job.
Accidents shuts A9 and A96 in Highlands
Two crashes, one near Halkirk and the other near Nairn, shut sections of two key roads in the Highlands.
NHS woes and fire death
New NHS 24 boss quits after six months in the hot seat and speculation surrounds the death of woman at a vacant house.
Cat trapped by motorbike for 'a week'
A cat thought to have been trapped for a week after its lead became tangled with a parked motorbike in Edinburgh is rescued.
Aquarium to breed shark and ray species
Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium is investing £150,000 to breed up to 23 species of sharks and rays.
Most P1 pupils learn a foreign language
The majority of pupils in Scotland are learning an additional language in primary one, says the Scottish government.
Pedestrian knocked down by car
A pedestrian is in hospital with a head injury after being knocked down by a car in Edinburgh.
International figures rise at airport
The number of people passing through Edinburgh Airport increased last month, with a "massive" jump in the number of international passengers.
Man admits causing baby severe injury
A Midlothian man admits culpable and reckless conduct after he threw a two-month-old baby in the air but failed to catch him properly before shaking him.
Child charity fraudster spared jail
A woman who was convicted of fraud after donations failed to reach a children's charity is told to carry out 250 hours of unpaid work.
Man jailed for 'appalling assault'
A man is jailed for attacking a woman who pretended to be pregnant in a bid to halt the "appalling assault".
Heart transplant record is 'remarkable'
The surgeon who operated on the world's longest-surviving heart transplant patient says surviving "in excess of 30 years" is "remarkable".
Services could end to save money
The leader of Highland Council says some services provided by the local authority could stop to help it make millions of pounds of savings.
Stromeferry Bypass plans revised
Some planned improvements to the roads network in Wester Ross could be dropped to boost the chances of securing funding for a new Stromeferry Bypass.
Skye broadband project launched
A community-led project that aims to connect more than 2,000 homes to superfast broadband has been launched in Skye.
Only rum firm lands supermarket deal
Two brothers who quit the oil industry to start Scotland's only rum distillery hope to become global players after landing a major supermarket contract.
Total's profits rise 20% to $5.1bn
French oil major Total reports a 20% increase in annual net profit to $5.1bn, compared with $4.2bn a year earlier.
Woman seriously hurt in accident
A woman is taken to hospital with serious injuries after a crash on the A90 in Aberdeenshire.
Tapestry row woven into budget debate
Conservative councillors in the Borders make a late bid to halt funding to build a permanent home for the Great Tapestry of Scotland.
Missing man fears grow 'by the hour'
Police say concerns are growing "by the hour" as a major search operation continues for a missing man in the Borders.
Extra time goal for wind turbines
One of the most controversial wind farm developments in the Scottish Borders seeks an extension to its operational life.
Regeneration plans unveiled for Dundee
Plans are unveiled for a £40m hotel, office space and flats complex on Dundee's waterfront.
Man jailed for sharing photos of his ex
A man was jailed for two years at Dundee Sheriff Court for sending intimate pictures of his ex from her email account to someone on a swingers' website.
Prisoner admits threats at hospital
A prisoner is remanded in custody after admitting threatening and abusive behaviour incidents at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.
Holyrood as it happened: September - December 2015
Here's a run down of the most important business at the Scottish Parliament in the last term.
English votes system 'unstable' say MPs
The system of 'English Votes for English Laws' is too complicated and may not last long due its lack of support, a committee of MPs warns.
Call for alcohol-only check-outs
Scotland should introduce alcohol-only check-outs and ban drinks advertising, say health professionals.
Doctors leaders welcome training funds
Doctors and nurses leaders welcome the announcement of an extra £27m of funding to train more medical staff in Scotland.
Scottish house prices 'still rising'
Scottish house prices are continuing to rise despite flatter demand for property, according to a new report.
British Gas and EDF cut gas prices
British Gas and EDF Energy announce they are cutting their gas prices, the last of the big six energy suppliers to do so.
Tennent's lager to show calorie content
The calorie content of Tennent's lager will be displayed on its cans and bottles in a move to "promote responsible drinking".
One change for Scotland in Cardiff
Scotland head coach Vern Cotter makes only one change for the Six Nations trip to Cardiff on Saturday.
Artificial grass wrong, says Wright
St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright thinks more should be done to address players' concerns with artificial pitches.
McManus calls for Motherwell unity
Stephen McManus says "everybody needs to stick together" as Motherwell bid to avoid a relegation scrap.
Bann-leathann coimhearsnachd ga fhoillseachadh
Thèid iomairt choimhearsnachd airson bann-leathann fìor luath a thabhainn ann an ceann a tuath an Eilein Sgitheanaich fhoillseachadh Diardaoin.
"Fìor-dhroch bhuaidh" à dùnadh taigh-spadaidh
Chuala comataidh de Chomhairle nan Eilean Siar gum biodh fìor-dhroch bhuaidh air croitearachd san sgìre nan dùineadh Taigh-Spadaidh Stèornabhaigh.
Dùil ri co-dhùnadh air buidsead Earra-Ghàidheal
Feumaidh Comhairle Earra-Ghàidheal is Bhòid gearraidhean luach £9m a dhèanamh san ath-bhliadhna-ionmhais aig coinneimh na Làn-Chomhairle Diardaoin.
VIDEO: Hunt to find MSP who called FM 'liar'
Holyrood's presiding officer is searching for the MSP who heckled Nicola Sturgeon during first minister's questions.
VIDEO: Brothers aim to put Scotland on rum map
Two brothers who swapped oil and gas for a life as rum distillers say they want to put Scotland on the global rum map.
VIDEO: Languages push for primary school pupils
More primary school children in Scotland are learning a second language than ever before
VIDEO: PM: 'We need fairness for rest of UK'
The Prime Minister David Cameron told the House of Commons that talks to establish the financial rules around new powers to Scotland needed to be fair to the rest of the UK.
Top shots: Landscape photography winners
The winners of the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year Award
Peter Pan house story ends well
How a future was secured for the house which helped inspire the Peter Pan story
Grim tale: Is Nessie naughty or nice?
Is Nessie naughty or nice?
Why the F-word matters in Scottish politics
F is for framework. Fiscal framework. But what is it and why does it matter?
A selection of your pictures taken across Scotland
Be in the Big Debate audience
How to apply to join the audience of the The Big Debate on BBC Radio Scotland