A former teacher at a childcare institution has described a convicted child abuser as having a “heart of gold” and being a “father figure” to youngsters.
The rate of young people working, studying or training nine months after leaving school has hit its highest recorded level.
More than 30,000 households have received help from the Scottish Government to assist them with buying a home since 2007, according to official figures.
Childhood adversity can have a major impact on a person’s ability to make healthy life choices as they grow older, MPs have been told.
More than half of doctors are cutting back their hours to avoid being forced to pay “punitive” pension tax bills – with almost a quarter considering taking early retirement.
More weather warnings have been put in place as thunderstorms, torrential rain and flooding look set to batter parts of the UK again.
Outlander star Sam Heughan is to receive an honorary degree from the University of Stirling in recognition of his acting and charitable work.
Several people have been arrested after climate change campaigners blocked a main route in the centre of Edinburgh.
Environmental campaigners have brought travel disruption to parts of Edinburgh as they took their protest to the heart of the city.
Nicola Sturgeon has restated her pledge to “fully co-operate” with a Holyrood committee set up to probe how misconduct allegations against former first minister Alex Salmond were handled.