The blistering summer has brought a plea from Scottish Water chiefs to use water wisely in a heatwave which has already seen demand rocket by almost a third.
It was a year that saw a number of notable deaths, including Margaret Thatcher, Nelson Mandela and Hugo Chavez, the Pope's resignation and a meteorite crash in Russia.
A mothballed Perthshire primary school will reopen in the new year to accommodate children from the now closed New School at Butterstone.
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Normally, the only wax to be found on a dinner table comes from candlelight.
It was the year UNESCO granted World Heritage Status to the Forth Bridge, when Scotland’s population was around 5,347,600 and Mhairi Black, 20, became the youngest elected MP since before the Reform Act of 1832. It was also the year Abellio ScotRail took over the ScotRail franchise, the Church of Scotland voted to allow the ordination of gay ministers in civil partnerships and Andy Murray married Kim Sears in Dunblane. It was also, according to the Met Office, the windiest Scottish summer in decades, and the winter of 2015/16 the wettest since records began in 1910.
The Tay Road Bridge has reopened.
The Tay Road Bridge was closed in both directions for over 90 minutes on Tuesday night following concern for the safety of a female.
Scottish Government steps in to force immediate action to ‘strengthen the leadership’ of NHS Tayside
The chairman of NHS Tayside has stepped down after the Scottish Government exercised powers of intervention in response to revelations the health board used money from donations to plug gaps in its finances.