Work to create Scotland’s first artificial surf park in an old quarry will soon get under way after the project officially received planning permission.
A survey of 13 UK rivers has found they all contain microplastics – and one is more polluted than the “great Pacific garbage patch”, Greenpeace said.
Alcohol sales in Scotland fell to the lowest level for almost quarter of a century last year, new research has found.
Car park tax plans are expected to take a step forward later when MSPs debate new transport legislation.
Ruth Davidson has reportedly urged some party members to “take a long, hard look at themselves” after a poll suggested a majority of Tory members would put Brexit ahead of preserving the union.
A man has been charged by police over the death of another man in Edinburgh.
Nicola Sturgeon has described the prospect of Boris Johnson becoming prime minister as “deeply concerning”, saying the Tory leadership favourite “seems to relish” the prospect of a “catastrophic” no-deal Brexit.
A man has appeared in court charged with murdering a Big Issue vendor in Glasgow.
Scotland’s public health minister has urged the UK Government to change drugs laws, after visiting a medically supervised safer drug consumption facility in Paris.
A floating hotel by the team behind the Royal Yacht Britannia has been named the best in Edinburgh by a travel website just six months after it opened.