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Vacant land tax could raise £200m a year, according to Scottish Greens

A tax on vacant land in Scotland could raise £200 million a year for public services, according to research by the Scottish Greens.

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Firefighters tackle blaze at recycling centre

Firefighters are tackling a large blaze at a recycling centre in Bo'ness.

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Family tribute to 'happy girl' Amanpreet, nine, who died at home

The family of a "loving and kind" nine-year-old girl who died suddenly at home have said she died peacefully.

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SNP, your time is up, Lib Dems' Scottish leader warns

The SNP's "time is up" and the party will lose the next election, the Scottish Liberal Democrats' leader has said.

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Elation and 'utter relief' for British around-the-world record cyclist

British ultra-endurance cyclist Mark Beaumont says he feels elation and "utter relief" after obliterating the record for travelling around the world on a bike.

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'Ridiculous' number of people dodge tax by registering a company, MSPs told

A rise in income tax in Scotland may not be very effective because of the ease with which people can avoid paying, MSPs have been told.

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Bus driver charged after double-decker crashes into hospital bridge

A bus driver has been charged after a double-decker crashed into a bridge at a hospital, injuring six passengers.

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Man dies after being pulled from water at Cromarty Firth

A man has died after being rescued from the water in the Cromarty Firth.

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Eight charged after Operation Ram officers seize drugs worth £150,000

Police seized almost £150,000 worth of drugs during an operation in the Highlands.

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Workers encouraged to follow in footsteps of pupils by clocking up Daily Mile

Employers are being urged to sign up to an initiative encouraging their workforce to walk a mile a day to improve their health.

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Economists to face off at inquiry over 'crap' Scottish Government statistics

Economists are to face off over Scottish Government statistics described as "crap" by one academic.

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Scottish independence issue needs de-coupling from Brexit, says David Mundell

The question of Scottish independence needs to be de-coupled from Brexit, the Scottish Secretary has said three years on from the referendum.

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Robert Burns' burial site targeted by vandals in early hours

The burial place of Scotland's national bard Robert Burns has been targeted by vandals.

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Man charged after woman allegedly raped in Clackmannanshire

A man has been charged over the alleged rape of a woman in Clackmannanshire.

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'Significant gap' in Scottish defamation law modernisation plans, lawyers warn

Proposals to modernise defamation law in Scotland have "a significant gap" when it comes to online character attacks, lawyers have warned.

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Elation and 'utter relief' for British around-the-world record cyclist

British ultra-endurance cyclist Mark Beaumont says he feels elation and "utter relief" after obliterating the record for travelling around the world on a bike.

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Fire crews tackle lorry blaze on Kessock Bridge

A lorry was engulfed in a blaze while crossing a bridge in the Highlands.

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New social security agency to be based in Dundee with second site in Glasgow

Scotland's new social security agency is to be headquartered in Dundee, creating hundreds of new jobs in the city.

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Expert warns 'clear gap' in air regulations putting crews and passengers at risk

Calls have been made for the UK's airline industry regulator to do more to tackle contaminated environments on board flights.

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Body of woman recovered from house in Inverness after blaze

The body of a woman has been recovered from a house in Inverness following a serious fire.

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