Health minister Nicola Sturgeon has reiterated the Scottish Government's determination to introduce alcohol price controls after a Crieff teenager was convicted of his first offence after a booze binge.
A row is threatening to overshadow the Princess Royal's visit to Angus on Friday with the chairman of the group at the centre of the Year of the Light celebrations being left off the guest list for an event he and his colleagues played a major part in.
George Murray wasn't guaranteed a place in his first BMW PGA Championship until the 11th hour, but the European Tour rookie from Fife was on his way south even before he got the confirmation.
A leading academic dismissed renewed calls for the Scottish Government to relax the smoking ban as "absolute nonsense".
Rising star Leighton McIntosh has vowed to build on the foundation he laid down during his debut season with Dundee.
Work is progressing on the new Amazon site on the outskirts of Dunfermline with its target opening date of late 2011 still on course.
The jobs of doomed DIY chain Focus employees hung in the balance following the announcement that most of its UK stores are to close.
It may not be obvious underneath the mild-mannered, usually smiling demeanour, but the man accused of settling for second too often is boiling about so many near things and prepared to put it right at the head of the best ever field for the £4 million BMW PGA Championship this week.
An man dragged his partner down the street by her hair after hearing she had gambled away both their weekly benefits.
It is all about Arbroath in one of the categories at the Irn Bru awards ceremony tonight, with four Lichties vying for the third division player of the season prize.