An extra 500 officers are to be be trained to use Tasers, Police Scotland has announced.
Police have charged 16 men over football-related disorder in Edinburgh after a game involving St Johnstone.
Plans to merge parts of Perthshire and Fife triggered a backlash from residents.
The daughter of a Perthshire aid worker murdered by Islamic State (IS) terrorists was left "scared and belittled" by her controlling partner who defaced a scrapbook she kept to remember her father, a court has heard.
Harlow Edwards tragedy: Driver who killed tot had been calling, texting and using Facetime at the wheel before crash
A man has admitted killing a two-year-old girl in Perthshire after his car mounted the pavement.
Schools in Tayside and Fife began the academic year with 72 teaching post vacancies.
Beavers are to remain in Scotland and be listed as a protected species after a successful reintroduction.
Ancient woodland that hosts the popular Enchanted Forest light show will not be affected by proposals for the dualling of the A9, the Economy Secretary has said.
A Perth teenager is among scores of sick and seriously ill children from across the UK who left their families behind and conquered their fears on a once-in-a-lifetime sunshine holiday in America.
Ewan McGregor says he is hoping to forge a career behind the camera after making his directorial debut.