A prisoner of war locked up for five years during the Second World War despite two daring escape bids is now searching for any other surviving soldiers from Nazi camps.
Painstaking work to restore a 300-year-old royal coat of arms on the Queen’s local church in Edinburgh has been completed.
Conservationists have carried out a survey of seabirds on the outlying islands of a remote archipelago for the first time in 20 years.
Rainfall across the UK is already above the national average for August, with more on its way ahead of a heatwave this weekend.
A baby born mid-flight on a search and rescue helicopter has celebrated his first birthday with the crew who brought him into the world.
A 12-year-old boy is in a critical condition in hospital after he received a severe electric shock on a railway track.
The best joke at the Edinburgh Fringe has been named as a vegetable pun which beat the comic competition.
A biography of a war correspondent killed in Syria has won a literary prize in the centenary year of the awards.
Workers are planning to strike at sites owned by the UK’s largest producer of whisky amid a dispute over pay.
Twitter is set to celebrate the success of #ScottishTwitter with an “immersive visitor centre” during the Edinburgh Fringe.