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Scotland and Northern Ireland to be hit by snow, sleet and hail

Snow, sleet and hail are set to hit Scotland and Northern Ireland, with other parts of the UK bracing themselves for ice and high winds as the week progresses.

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Ministers praise Shell after North Sea manned installation announcement

Ministers have welcomed the news that energy giant Shell is to develop its first new manned installation in the northern part of the North Sea for almost 30 years.

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Staying in single market the only sensible option, Nicola Sturgeon claims

Keeping the UK within the single market is the "only option that makes sense" if Brexit is to go ahead, Nicola Sturgeon said, as she published a new report which claimed leaving the European Union (EU) without a deal could wipe £12.7 billion a year from Scotland's economy.

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A9 closed at Dalwhinnie after serious road crash

Part of the A9 has been shut in both directions after a serious crash which saw a casualty airlifted to hospital on Monday.

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Michael Matheson faces new questions on decision not to reinstate police chief

Justice Secretary Michael Matheson is facing fresh questions over his involvement in the decision not to reinstate Scotland's top police officer.

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Murder probe police officers cleared of misconduct allegations

Seven police officers who faced misconduct allegations linked to a murder investigation have been cleared, Police Scotland has said.

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Landmarks at risk from climate change, expert review warns

Some of Scotland's most historic landmarks have been found to be at very high levels of danger as a result of climate change, according to an expert survey.

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Man who moved wedding forward after cancer diagnosis backs fundraising drive

A father who brought his wedding forward by a year after he was diagnosed with a rare cancer is backing a new fundraising campaign.

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Fall in number of reports of domestic abuse over the festive period

Reports of domestic abuse in Scotland dropped over the festive period compared to the previous year, according to new figures.

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Police appeal after 90-year-old goes missing in Fraserburgh

Searches are being carried out for a 90-year-old pensioner who has gone missing from his Aberdeenshire home.

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Flight paths condemned as not fit for purpose by airport bosses

Airport chiefs say flight paths are not fit for purpose as they launched a consultation on proposals to modernise the airspace.

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Scottish Medicines Consortium rejects cancer drugs for routine use on NHS

Drugs used to treat two rare cancers have been turned down for routine use by the NHS in Scotland.

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MP Hugh Gaffney 'heckled' in Commons over weight and accent

A Labour MP has told how he was subjected to slurs over his weight and Scottish accent during Commons debates.

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Anglers at ready as salmon fishing season gets under way

Anglers will gather at the River Tay on Monday for the annual opening of the salmon fishing season.

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Police seize cash and drugs at Elgin house after stopping car on routine patrol

Police have seized almost £30,000 worth of cash and drugs after stopping a car during a routine patrol.

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Tory Brexit rebels set to meet EU's Michel Barnier in Brussels

Pro-European MPs are set to meet the European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels on Monday.

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Justice Secretary faces new questions over chief constable's special leave

The Justice Secretary is facing fresh questions over the Government's involvement in the chief constable's period of special leave from Police Scotland.

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Family of woman killed in bin lorry accident agree reported £800,000 payout

The family of a woman who died in a bin lorry accident have agreed a compensation deal following the tragedy.

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Man arrested after cash machine explosion

A man has been arrested following an explosion at a cash machine, police say.

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Car 'deliberately driven' at police officer investigating thefts

A car was deliberately driven at a police officer during an investigation into alleged jewellery thefts from Asian households.

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