Being forced to live in a harsh environment makes people find disgusting things less offensive says a St Andrews University researcher.
Pupils at a Fife high school can now report bullying online as part of a raft of measures aimed at tackling the issue.
A sheep continued to feed her four lambs after being savagely mauled by a dog in Fife.
A drug addict who embarked on a crime spree in Falkland and Glenrothes has been jailed.
A Thornton man snared by a paedophile hunter group has been sentenced at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court.
Talks will take place this week in a bid to save jobs at Tayport textiles firm Scott and Fyfe.
An entangled humpback whale spotted in the Forth has been found washed up dead on an East Lothian beach.
Flaring at the Mossmorran chemical plant in Fife will continue into this week.
Racing conditions were perfect at Balcormo as crowds gathered for Fife Point-to-Point on Easter Saturday.
Thick black smoke was seen coming from Mossmorran during flaring at Fife Ethylene Plant on Easter Sunday.