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.
Environmental campaigners have warned a move to open up new areas of the North Sea for exploration by oil and gas firms is “dangerous”.
Jeremy Hunt has called on Boris Johnson to match 10 key campaign pledges in Scotland to boost the chances of a Conservative victory at the next Holyrood election.
Scotland could face its toughest challenge in years over the next six months, Nicola Sturgeon has warned.
SNP MPs will be given a free vote on the issues of abortion reform and equal marriage in Northern Ireland.
A man has appeared in court charged under the Terrorism Act after he was arrested in Fife.
A man is due in court after being arrested under the Terrorism Act.