An order has been published to extend the presumption against short prison sentences from three months to a year, in an attempt to break the cycle of reoffending.
Boris Johnson is a “complete and utter charlatan” and the prospect of him becoming Prime Minister will “horrify” people across Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon has said.
An Australian yoga teacher has won a High Court fight with his estranged English partner over the future of their three-year-old daughter.
Police are searching for a 13-year-old boy who has been reported missing in the Highlands.
Hospital waste is being sent from Scotland to Wales for disposal, following the collapse of scandal hit firm Healthcare Environmental Services (HES).
Boat owners are being encouraged to check their boats, cargo and luggage for animal stowaways as part of efforts to protect seabirds nesting on UK islands.
There is now a “real chance” to keep Scotland in the EU, with the future of the country at stake ahead of the European elections, according to Nicola Sturgeon.
The body of a missing man has been found in a wooded area of East Lothian.
A smacking ban in Scotland moved a step closer to becoming law after a majority of MSPs on a Holyrood committee supported the policy.
The Scottish Government “will not rush” to bring in new laws to devolve power to local communities, Scotland’s Communities Secretary has said.