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.
The majority of drugs deaths occur among people who have experienced considerable adversity in their lives, often from a young age, research has found.
Princess Beatrice has launched a tourist trail featuring comic book character Oor Wullie, which it is hoped will raise a significant sum for sick children.
A fleeing domestic abuser who sunk his teeth into the ear of a pursuing police dog has admitted breaking its jaw with a metal pole.
Tom Watson’s fresh call for Labour to campaign for a second Brexit referendum has come under fire from the party’s chairman.
A new independent advisory commission should be set up to look at how to meet Scotland’s energy needs, with a report warning “difficult decisions” will need to be taken on how to cope with a looming energy shortfall.
An oil rig at the centre of a protest by environmental campaigners has been forced to make a second “U-turn” on its way to a North Sea field.