A Romanian man has been charged with the murder of a grandmother who was bludgeoned to death as she house-sat for friends.
The Scottish Government’s budget will be cut by more than £200 million next year to help compensate for an income tax take of £941 million less than forecast.
A man has appeared in court charged with murdering a woman who went missing more than 18 months ago.
Cross-party action is needed to tackle Scotland’s drugs “emergency” and reduce the shocking level of drug-related deaths, the Scottish Conservatives have said.
A man and a woman have been sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 14 years each for murdering a vulnerable woman, who they should have been caring for, almost two decades ago.
A couple convicted of murdering a vulnerable woman for whom they claimed to be carers will return to court for sentencing.
Drugs policy “failures” have been blamed for the rising death toll in Scotland.
Politicians and medics are calling for an urgent overhaul of drug policy after new figures indicated Scotland’s drugs deaths are at their worst level since records began, with the highest reported rate in Europe.
More than 1,100 people died from drugs in Scotland last year, new figures indicate – the worst total since records began, and higher than the reported rate for any other EU country.
People living in the Highlands and Islands are the happiest in Scotland, according to new research.
The SNP depute leader has urged the head of the Civil Service to investigate after a UK Government department admitted a data breach by passing information from the SNP to a Tory MP.