Tayside and Fife could bask in the heatwave due to hit the UK later this week, according to an updated forecast.
The Chancellor's Autumn Statement exposed the reality of the "Brexit con", the First Minister has said.
A dispute over alleged Government interference in Scotland's child abuse inquiry centred around the use of public finances, John Swinney has said.
The Queen's apparent preference for using sticky notes has been recognised during a visit to an Edinburgh silversmiths and jewellery house.
A knife-wielding robber made off with a till from a McDonald's restaurant in a "terrifying" incident.
Air pollution, unpure water and vitamin D deficiency are all included in a shortlist of environmental risk factors for dementia.
Scotland's death rate will exceed its birth rate unless more people migrate to the country, the Scottish Government has said.
Campaigners are calling for a further extension to the Borders Railway on the first anniversary of its successful reopening.
Scotland's First Minister has accused the UK Government of "playing games" over Trident as MPs prepare to vote on the renewal of the nuclear deterrent.
The latest accident and emergency waiting time figures show 93.1% of people were seen and either admitted, transferred or discharged within four hours, short of the Scottish Government target of 95%.