Spain has withdrawn an international arrest warrant for former Catalan politician and St Andrews University academic Clara Ponsati who has been fighting extradition from the UK.
An extra 500 officers are to be be trained to use Tasers, Police Scotland has announced.
Police have resumed their landfill search for missing RAF gunner Corrie McKeague.
Plans to merge parts of Perthshire and Fife triggered a backlash from residents.
Schools in Tayside and Fife began the academic year with 72 teaching post vacancies.