Infection investigated after two die
Infection control experts start an investigation into a cluster of C. difficile cases at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.
North Sea oil sector near 'collapse'
The director of Premier Oil says no new North Sea projects are profitable with oil below $60 a barrel and the industry is "close to collapse".
Jack and Emily are top baby names
Jack and Emily revealed as the most popular first names for babies whose births were registered in Scotland in 2014.
'Ice pancakes' found on River Dee
Dozens of "ice pancakes" the size of dinner plates are found floating on a stretch of the River Dee in Scotland.
New tax powers 'may not be fair'
The cross-party agreement on devolving more tax powers to Holyrood may not be feasible or fair, it has been claimed.
PhD student admits sex attacks
An award-winning St Andrews University PhD student admits carrying out sex attacks on two women.
Death crash drink-driver jailed
A drink-driver who got behind the wheel because he was "fed up waiting for a taxi" then crashed and killed his friend is jailed for nine years.
Sturgeon's Twitter followers treble
Nicola Sturgeon's followers on Twitter have more than trebled this year, according to a social network monitor.
Pedestrian, 81, killed on city road
An 81-year-old pedestrian is knocked down and killed by a car in Edinburgh.
Scottish university research praised
The range and quality of research at Scotland's universities is praised in a new UK-wide survey.
Three murder accused freed on bail
Three men charged with murdering a 60-year-old man in Ayrshire are freed on bail after prosecutors lost an appeal to remand them in custody
Mobile deal to reduce 'not-spots'
Agreement is reached between the government and the country's biggest mobile networks to improve coverage across the UK.
Man wants murder conviction quashed
A man who has twice been jailed for life after separate juries convicted him of the same murder is seeking to have the latest conviction quashed.
Warning over radiation station cuts
Scotland could lose the ability to respond quickly to nuclear emergencies if staffing is cut at a monitoring station, it has been claimed.
Council to reduce gritter fleet
Highland Council is reduce its number of gritters as part of a modernisation of the fleet which will help it save £600,000.
Councillor's relatives die in attack
A Glasgow city councillor is travelling to Pakistan after losing two relatives in the Peshawar school massacre.
Royal Mail reinstates festive appeal
Royal Mail backtracks on plans to withdraw from a popular festive lost Christmas cards service provided in Orkney that has run for 25 years.
Great Tapestry set for Tweedbank
Borders councillors have agreed to provide funding for a permanent home for the Great Tapestry of Scotland, at Tweedbank.
Tories call for house tax change
The Scottish Conservatives say the "eye-watering" new tax rate for people buying homes between £250,000 and £500,000 should be halved.
Investigation into empty house fire
An investigation is launched into a blaze at an empty house in Forthview Road in Edinburgh.
Plans to convert landmark into hotel
Developers announce plans to transform one of Edinburgh's most distinctive landmarks into a top hotel.
Man tried to lead girl, 12, away
A man who tried to lead a 12-year-old girl away while she was waiting outside a West Lothian school for her parents is being sought by police.
Medical imaging centre awarded £16m
Funding of £16m is awarded to a new medical facility in Glasgow which aims to improve treatments for brain, stroke and cardiovascular diseases.
Nursery closed after overnight fire
A council-run nursery in Renfrewshire is closed after being badly damaged in an overnight blaze.
Watchdog notes council improvements
A council that was heavily criticised for not tackling major failings has finally made improvements, a watchdog says.
Bus and three cars in A9 crash
A bus and three cars are involved in an accident on the A9 on the Black Isle side of the Kessock Bridge, near Inverness.
New review of delivery charges
Citizens Advice starts a second review of the practices of online retailers and what they charge for deliveries to Scotland.
Bats 'showing signs of recovery'
Populations of most of Britain's bat species are stable or increasing following previous years of decline, report says.
Bouncer cleared of murder charge
A bouncer has been cleared of murder after a man died when being escorted out of a bar in Aberdeen city centre for being too drunk.
Oil firm to cut contractor pay again
Oil services provider Wood Group PSN announces a wage cut for contractors - for the second time this year.
Ten arrested during drugs raids
Ten people are arrested in an operation against "large scale" drug supply in Aberdeen.
Parental protest staged at council
Parents opposing planned cuts to education spending in Dumfries and Galloway stage a demonstration outside council headquarters.
Sickness bug closes hospital ward
A ward at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary has been temporarily closed due to an outbreak of sickness and diarrhoea.
Borders MP against hospital closures
Borders MP Michael Moore joins a campaign against the threatened closure of community hospitals in Peebles, Hawick, Duns and Kelso.
Paton's ban for spitting upheld
Dundee United's Paul Paton is banned for spitting at Jonny Hayes, despite his rival insisting it did not happen.
Teen jailed over dangerous driving
A 19-year-old man is jailed for nine months for dangerous driving after crashing his car on the A809 near Killearn.
Councils seek joint waste contract
Angus Council and Dundee City Council join forces to seek a long-term solution to local waste recycling.
VIDEO: First Minister's question time
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon takes questions from opposition party leaders and representatives.
Finance sector still 'uncertain'
A senior figure in the finance sector warns that firms could move their legal HQ out of Scotland due to continued uncertainty over independence.
Historical abuse inquiry announced
The Scottish government announces a statutory public inquiry into the historical abuse of children in care.
Tax agency 'on track' despite concern
The head of Scotland's new tax collection agency says it is "on track" to be fully up-and-running on time, despite concerns from auditors.
Government to sell more Lloyds shares
More shares in Lloyds Banking Group are to be sold by the government, in a move which could raise up to £3bn.
Scots jobless total falls by 11,000
Scotland's jobless total fell by 11,000 between August and October to stand at 156,000, according to official figures.
Council tax arrears 'highest in UK'
Scots have the highest level of council tax arrears and payday loan debts in the UK, according to a new report.
Hearts' Neilson targets new hitman
Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson hopes to add a striker to his Championship-leading side in the January transfer window.
McIntyre seeks momentum for County
Jim McIntyre urges his Ross County players to follow last Saturday's draw at Motherwell with a home win over Hamilton.
Gers board has fans chief's sympathy
Drew Roberton, Rangers Supporters Association spokesman, sides with the club's board in the stand-off with Ally McCoist.
Cothrom aig SSE prìsean a ghearradh, a rèir Ofgem
Riaghladair a' chumhachd ag ràdh gum faodadh SSE na cosgaisean dealain a bharrachd a th' air daoine anns a' cheann a tuath a ghearradh.
Am prìosan do dhràibhear-dibhe
Naoi bliadhna sa prìosan do Mhurray Geadais airson bàs a charaid Greame MacCoinnich adhbharrachadh.
Tubaist air an A9
Bus agus trì chàraichean air bualadh na chèile air an A9, ga dhùnadh treis tuath air Drochaid Cheasaig madainn Diardaoin.
VIDEO: Top baby names in Scotland revealed
Emily and Jack are revealed as the most popular names for newborn babies in Scotland in 2014.
VIDEO: New lights give hope to stargazers
New streetlights could reduce the orange glare of older sodium lights meaning clearer conditions for drivers and stargazers.
VIDEO: 'Ice pancakes' form on River Dee
Ice pancake formations, more commonly seen in the Antarctic, have been photographed on the River Dee in Aberdeenshire.
VIDEO: Colin Prior thank you to his father
Landscape photographer Colin Prior dedicates his latest book to his father Hugh to thank him for years of help carrying cameras.
VIDEO: Glitter woes for Royal Mail sorters
Glitter from Christmas cards is threatening to clog up the Royal Mail's sorting machines on the busiest postal day of the year.
VIDEO: Elgin's flood defences boosted
A footbridge is installed over the River Lossie as part of a flood defence scheme in the flood-hit town of Elgin.
Hearing dogs trained in Scotland
The first Hearing Dog to be trained entirely in Scotland
What the papers say
What do Scotland's newspapers say?
Will Scotland get reheated Blairism?
Will Jim Murphy attempt to take Labour back to the days of Blair?
Teenage millionaire: The year I won the lottery
From plain Jane to one of the UK's youngest lottery winners
Busiest post day's glitter problem
Royal Mail's problem which could clog up its sorting machines
A selection of your pictures taken across Scotland
Your pictures from across Scotland
How to send us your images from across Scotland
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